General Tso Chicken

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I am still up to my eyeballs in my darn bathroom re-model project. But at least I am to the decorating part now, that is much more fun. Because I have been so busy, I’ve been sticking with simple meals. Sometimes we just have to settle for sandwiches for dinner. Since I’m not cooking any exciting meals, I am dipping into my archives.

I cannot believe that I haven’t shared this recipe for General Tso Chicken with you yet. I had to double check my entries to make sure it really wasn’t there. I tried it a couple of months ago and we loved it! I totally thought that I had already blogged it, but apparently it slipped under the radar. I found the recipe over at Favorite Family Recipes.
general-tso-chickenThe sauce is really flavorful, and you can make it as spicy as you like by adding more red pepper flakes. I only use a little since I was serving my kiddos. I really like that the chicken isn’t deep fat fried. I love Chinese food, but I always feel guilty eating it because it is loaded with calories. This was a perfect substitution for me. I didn’t even miss all that grease. 😉
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General Tso’s Chicken

1# boneless skinless chicken breast
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
Red pepper flakes (optional)
4 green onions, sliced
Cut chicken in 1″ pieces. Mix together flour and cayenne pepper. Dredge chicken in flour mixture and cook in a small amount of oil. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Slowly whisk in liquids, garlic, and ginger. Cook and stir over medium high heat till thick and bubbly. Add red pepper flakes to taste, and green onions. Pour over chicken and stir to coat. Serve with fluffy rice.


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