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.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
General Tso’s Chicken
Fakeaway night !
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!
Sharing with Marg at The Intrepid Reader for Weekend Cooking.
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