Thursday, July 29, 2021

General Tso’s Chicken
Fakeaway night !

 Every once in awhile we pick up Chinese takeaway and come home and watch a movie. Since General Tso's chicken has been one of Doug's favorites we tried it make it at home and saved a little time and money.


Next time I make this I will douse the chicken with cornstarch or a bit of flour. The directions on the bottle stated I needed 3 cups of vegetables, 2 cup or pound of meat and roughly 3/4 cup of the sauce.

By the way, start the rice while you are slicing up chicken and veggies.


So I, following directions, sauteed the cut up chicken until it was almost done.  Then I added broccoli, asparagus and onions.  After everything looks softened I added the sauce. Served with lots of green onions on top and it was pretty good.

But next time I think it will make a difference if I add the cornstarch despite it not being suggested on the label.  I'm not a southerner so when I read fry I guess I immediatly thought toss it in the pan. That's not like the takeaway versions though.

Anyone else make General Tso's from scratch?  I welcome suggestions!







14 comments:

  1. I love General Tso's Chicken! That recipe looks good and the photo looks yummy!

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    1. Vicki, I may try making my own sauce next time. It was pretty good and made a decent lunch the next day

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  2. Tina, I have a great recipe from a cooking class this year. I couldn't find a soft copy so I have put it up on my blog.
    https://junkboattravels.blogspot.com/2021/07/my-recipe-box-general-taos-chicken.html
    I have made other versions but this was the best and quickest.

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    1. Jackie, thank you so much! I will certainly try it.

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  3. I made it from a copycat recipe I found online, and only remember it being okay. Your own improvising will likely be better, or Jackie's, which I just saw.

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    1. Claudia, I’m no always improvising recipes and look
      Forward to Jackie’s.

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  4. I've been craving Chinese feed lately. I'm checking out Jackie's recipe, too. (And keeping your tips!)

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    1. Debra, it's a favorite for our takeaway nights so why not try it at home? I'd like to try Lo Mein sometime too.

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  5. Oh this looks good! We had PF Chang's the other night and it's so good but it would be nice to make some of it at home. I did make a Mongolian Beef recipe that was pretty close but was kind of a pain. I should give it another try!

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    1. Katherine, I have never eaten at a P.F. Chang's but Doug has in his business travel days. I recently did a Sinnytaste Mongolian Beef and it wasn't too labor intensive.

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  6. I could do a nice Chinese right about now!

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  7. We have such limited takeout around here, I need to get better about making Asian dishes at home. I like the idea of making my own sauce.

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    1. BFR, we have to drive a bit to get the takeaway and sometimes it's worth it. But being home is always good ;-)

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