GENERAL TAO CHICKEN

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Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 50 mins | Servings: 6 | Yield: 6

You have got to try this recipe if you are a fan of Chinese restaurants! This will surely satisfy your cravings for juicy and saucy chicken! Serve it with fried rice and you have yourself a delicious meal in the comfort of your home. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-size pieces

¼ cup cornstarch

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ cup of vegetable oil

4 teaspoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root

½ cup chopped green onion

½ cup water

¼ cup distilled white vinegar

½ cup white sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons soy sauce

¼ cup oyster sauce

¼ cup ketchup

Directions:

Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, add the chicken.

Step 2: Add 1/4 cup of cornstarch and coat the chicken evenly.

Step 3: In another mixing bowl, add the eggs, salt, and pepper. Beat until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder, then beat until well combined.

Step 4: Pour in the egg mixture into the bowl with the chicken.

Step 5: Place a wok on the stove and turn the heat to high.

Step 6: Add vegetable oil and allow it to become hot.

Step 7: Drop the pieces of chicken and cook for 12 minutes or until the colour turns golden brown. Check if they are no longer pink inside.

Step 8: Remove the chicken from the wok and set aside to cool.

Step 9: Reduce the heat to medium-high and add sesame oil, green onion, and ginger. Stir and cook for 1 minute or until the ginger turns brown.

Step 10: Add in water, sugar, and vinegar. Allow the mixture to boil. Do not stir.

Step 11: In a small mixing bowl, add the soy sauce and cornstarch. Stir until cornstarch has dissolved completely.

Step 12: Add the mixture into the wok as well as the ketchup and oyster sauce. Stir until the sauce becomes thick.

Step 13: Add the chicken back and simmer for a minute or two until hot.

Step 14: Remove from the heat.

Step 15: Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 522 calories; protein 35.1g 70% DV; carbohydrates 34.5g 11% DV; fat 26.8g 41% DV; cholesterol 148.1mg 49% DV; sodium 1054.6mg 42% DV.

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