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Saturday, August 23, 2014

General Tso's Chicken

I found and bought  some General Tso's chicken seasoning mix at Giant Eagle's Farmer's Market the last time we went there.  Yesterday, I tried  to make   the  menu  through following the recipe at the back of the seasoning mix with a little twist (yep, that is me, I always change recipe)
Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flour (I used tempura flour)
  • 1 lb. chicken, cut into chunks (I only used two medium sized chicken breasts)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used  honey, instead)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 pck of General Tso's Chicken seasoning mix

Preparations:
  • Add flour to resealable  plastic food bag (I used  mixing bowl).  Add chicken  chunks and seal.  Shake bag to coat chicken evenly (I did this  step using my hands to coat the chicken). 
  • Combine seasoning, sugar (honey),  soy sauce, water.  Blend and set aside. 
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot.  Add flour coated chicken and cook until evenly brown.
  • Stir sauce mixture and add to skillet with chicken. 
  • Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until desired consistency
I garnished it with chopped scallions
The Verdict:  My husband loved it, he said it's like eating at a Chinese  restaurant.

The only problem he said is that "It made him  ate two plates and it ruined his diet portioning" lol.    Over all, I am satisfied with the authentic Asian taste that I found in cooking this meal through the help of the seasoning mix that I bought.

5 sumptuous burps..:

Ecuador InMyEyes said...

How delicious! I want a plate of that! How about a dinner invitation ;)

Caitlin Stevens said...

Oh YUM! My husband would love this!

Melissa said...

That looks so good! I always have broccoli when I make mine, which has been a while now come to think of it. Actually, I'm pretty sure I get the same spice packet!

Nichole Arnold said...

Beautiful photos! I need to find something like this in our stores! Looks great!

kat b said...

Wow! That looks so delicious! I definitely want to try that out soon! Thanks for sharing.

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