General Tso Chicken Recipe
I'm obsessed with Chinese cuisine, there's no turning back now :) Let me give a very interesting detail. I cooked this dish before I went to a Chinese restaurant. Normally, you say you go to the restaurant first and like it there and try it at home. Mine was the opposite. First I made it at home, then I thought I'd go and see how the Chinese do it :) Their sauce was more intense in terms of both consistency and flavor.
I like everything because I am open to new tastes. However, when I think of a Turkish taste in general, a thick sauce that I made can be maintained for those who first try it, while a thicker sauce may disturb a palate accustomed to Turkish food. So, we can consider my recipe as Basic Chinese Cuisine-Introduction to Chinese Cuisine :)
I have been saying Chinese cuisine since the beginning of the article, but it is still unclear whether this dish belongs to Chinese cuisine or not. There are even those who claim that it has nothing to do with a general named Tso. The most likely guess is that it was a dish found in America by chefs who immigrated to America in 1949. It wasn't cooked in China until these chefs returned to their countries. Even if this story is true, I think it's Chinese food. After all, it was invented by the Chinese, albeit in a different country.
They usually serve the meal with rice and broccoli. I don't need them either. Since it is eaten like a cookie, it doesn't remind me of main course anyway :)
In the meantime, I wanted to share a new thing that came to my mind. In one of my previous Chinese Cuisine articles, I mentioned that their cuisine is weak only in terms of dessert. It's ridiculous that I didn't realize this before, but why would a nation that puts sugar in their every meal feel the need to make desserts, right? :) After all, as long as they are happy with their kitchen, I only have to eat General Tso Chicken :)
- 3 chicken breasts,
- 1 egg,
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce,
- 1 teaspoon black pepper,
- Corn starch.
For the sauce;
- 1 clove of garlic,
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger,
- 2 tablespoons sugar,
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce,
- 1 tablespoon vinegar,
- 1 cup chicken broth,
- 2 tablespoons starch,
- Chopped green onions,
- Sesame seeds,
- Vegetable oil.
- Cut the chicken breast into cubes,
- Whisk together the egg, 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of black pepper, then pour the mixture over the chicken breasts and stir,
- Coat the chicken pieces well with corn starch and fry in hot oil until they turn golden brown,
- Drain them on a paper towel lined plate, then transfer them onto a serving platter,
- For the sauce, mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook the mixture over medium heat until thickened,
- Pour the thickened sauce over the chicken and stir,
- Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onions.