When I order Asian food, I always ask for 2 dishes of General Tao chicken because I just like the flavors of this spicy and crispy poultry so much.
Since I discovered this recipe made with maple syrup, it's impossible to want to eat at the restaurant again! This delicious version is a real favorite.
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- 900 g boneless chicken breast cut into small cubes
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 3 beaten eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
- 3 green onions thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup chili sauce
Coat chicken cubes with cornstarch.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, flour, baking powder, and salt. Put the chicken in the bowl and coat it with the mixture.
In a skillet, heat the oil over high heat and add the chicken.
Fry the chicken for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. The chicken should be browned on the outside and should not be pink on the inside.
Remove the chicken to prepare the sauce.
In a saucepan, combine sesame oil, ginger and green onions and cook for 3 minutes over medium-high heat.
Add water and maple syrup, then simmer for 1 minute.
In a bowl, mix the cornstarch in the soy sauce and the chili sauce. Pour the mixture into the pan. Cook for another 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
Add the chicken in the sauce and serve with the accompaniment of your choice.