General’s Chicken. The Healthy Option As Delicious As It Is Easy To Prepare—Try Healthy Choice®! Okay, so in my humble opinion, when ordering General Tso Chicken, Sesame Chicken or Orange Chicken from a Chinese restaurant, the base sauce reicpe is the same, they simply add spice to the General Tso, sesame seeds to the Sesame Chicken, and orange peel (with a little spice) to the Orange Chicken. General Tso's Chicken was one of my favorite college days late night Chinese food delivery orders.
The sauce is sour and the taste of ketchup is too strong. However the breaded chicken taste pretty good by itself. I will never again make the sauce but I will definitely make the breaded chicken again. You can cook General’s Chicken using 14 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of General’s Chicken
- Prepare 8 pieces of chicken wings.
- It’s 1 piece of eggplant, sliced thinly into 2×3 inch chips lengthwise.
- It’s 2 of eggs, beaten.
- You need 1/4 cup of flour, or enough flour for chicken.
- It’s 1/4 cup of flour for eggplant.
- Prepare 4 cloves of garlic, minced.
- Prepare 1/4 of chilli flakes (optional to include or add more if desired).
- It’s 2 tablespoon of rice wine.
- It’s 2 tablespoon of soy sauce.
- You need 2 tablespoon of white sugar (adjust according to taste).
- You need 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar (adjust according to taste).
- Prepare 2 teaspoon of flour.
- Prepare 1 teaspoon of lemon or calamansi juice.
- It’s of Cooking oil for deep fry of chicken and eggplant (fry separately).
General Tso's chicken (pronounced ) is a sweet deep-fried chicken dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants. The dish is named after Zuo Zongtang (also romanized Tso Tsung-t'ang), a Qing dynasty statesman and military leader, although there is no recorded connection to him nor is the dish known in Hunan, Zuo's home province. General Tso's chicken gets a makeover with this homemade marinade, crisp coating, and sweet and salty glaze. General Tso's chicken is a sweet, deep-fried chicken dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants.
General’s Chicken step by step
- Prepare eggplant chips. Cut the eggplant into 2×3 inch lengthwise chips. Layout on top of a kitchen cloth, cover on top with another cloth to dry. Leave for around 15 minutes. Once dry, dredge in flour and set aside for frying..
- Prepare chicken and batter. Mix the eggs with flour, beat until well incorporated. Dip the chicken pieces in the batter and coat throroughly when ready to deep fry..
- Prepare the sauce. Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl except for the garlic and chilli flakes. Sauce ingredients are vinegar, soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, flour, lemon / calamansi juice. Taste and adjust sauce according to taste. Set aside..
- Fry eggplant and chicken. Heat oil in deep fryer or wok. Deep fry eggplant chips until golden / dark brown in colour. Set aside. Remove excess oil. Deep fry chicken until golden brown in colour. Set aside..
- Serving and plating the dish. 5-10 minutes before serving, saute minced garlic and chilli flakes in frying pan. Add chicken to reheat. Stir to coat chicken pieces with garlic and chilli flakes. Add prepared sauce into pan and let simmer until sayce thickens, mixing well to chicken. Add eggplant chips and stir to coat chips with sauce as well..
This healthier lightened up version is wok sautéed instead of deep fried, and made without all the added sugar used in most restaurants. If you've never had this classic Chinese take-out dish, you're missing out! Essentially, General Tso's chicken is a dish comprised of deep-fried chicken pieces smothered in a slightly spicy sauce. Unlike other Chinese chicken dishes, General Tso's chicken typically isn't made with any type of vegetable. Perfectly crispy coated chicken is tossed in a deliciously sweet and spicy sauce and served with steamed rice.