Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rachael Ray's General Tso's Chicken

I am excited to share this recipe because this is the closest I have ever got to making Asian food that tastes like something I can get in a restaurant. This recipe came from the Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine and I cut it in half.

recipe everyday with rachael ray

ingredients
You will need some broccoli, an egg white, vegetable oil, green onion, chicken, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, honey, corn starch and some garlic.

chopped chicken
Chop up your chicken into bite size pieces. The recipe says to lighten it up with breasts, but I used thighs because they taste better and they are cheaper.

green onion
Chop up your green onion and your garlic (woops no picture).

cornstarch soy egg
Combine the egg white, corn starch, 1 tsp soy sauce and the ginger. This is going to make a crazy thick paste, so do not be alarmed.

sticky chicky
Drop in the chicken and get it coated with the cornstarch mixture. I used my hands and while it was a sticky mess, it really was the easiest approach.

sauce
Combine the sesame oil, the rest of the soy sauce, 1 tbs corn starch, more ginger, honey and vinegar. Your sauce is now complete.

I was a little scared at this point, it was so sticky!
Heat some oil in a wok or large pan and add in the chicken. The recipe recommends you cook the chicken in two batches so you can fry them in a single layer. If you crowd the pan you will end up steaming your chicken instead of frying it. Because I cut this recipe in half I only had one round of chicken to cook.

chicken looking good
Give the chicken a flip, it looks crunchy and delicious already. You will want to cook this for about five minutes.

chicken out
Remove the chicken and leave about 1/2 tsp of oil in the wok.

onion and garlic in
Add in the green onion and the garlic. Stir fry this for about a minute.

everyone in
Add in the sauce mix and get the chicken back in there.

Looking totally awesome
Let it cook for a couple of minutes until the sauce is thick and the chicken is coated.

I also steamed up my broccoli in the microwave using my awesome Sistema Steamer and microwaved some rice. Everything is ready to plate!

General Tso's Chicken
Doesn't that look amazing?? I can guarantee it tasted as good as it looks too. This is one dish I was kind of glad I didn't have to share. :)

I hope you all have a great week!

17 comments:

  1. This looks delish!! I just love making my own Chinese food. It is much healthier and much less expensive.
    Wonderful. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  2. This is the only dish I get as takeout. I cannot wait to try your recipe. It looks so delicious!!!

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  3. That does look amazing! I love General Tso's chicken too. I never knew it was so easy though!

    Jane
    http://thehealthybeehive.com

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  4. that glaze looks amazing! mouthwatering chicken

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  5. What an inspiring chicken dish my friend - beautiful photography :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. I think I might hoard this stuff too! It looks fantastic! That last photo is deliciously enticing!

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  7. This looks absolutely delicious! I have to make this sometime, YUM!

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  8. It looks great, I don't think I'd have a problem not sharing either ;)

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  9. This sounds like a wonderful meal and it looks really scrumptious. I know I would love this dish. I must give it a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary.

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  10. It does look amazing! Go Rhonda! I'm going to have to make some--I like this way b/c it doesn't require frying (I hate frying b/c it makes a mess and then I have all this yucky oil to get rid of).

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  11. What an easy recipe, it sounds perfect for weeknight dinners! (and the best part is that I think I have all the ingredients)

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  12. Wow - best looking general tsos, I've ever seen.

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  13. Yes, this does looks amazing! Look at the delicious sauce/glaze! Rachel Ray has some great recipes I think - I've seen a couple of them that look amazing.

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  14. It looks so tempting and mouthwatering! I need to try out this soon.

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  15. That is quite possibly my favorite dish to order at a restaurant, but I've settled for Trader Joe's frozen orange chicken - can't wait to make this one!

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  16. Yum! This chicken looks so delicious!!

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