General Tso's Chicken

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General Tso's Chicken
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 1/2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 head steamed broccoli, for serving
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, for serving

Preparation

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg white, 4 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tsp soy sauce and 1/2 tsp ginger. Stir in the chicken until evenly coated.

In a small bowl, combine the sesame oil and the remaining 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1/2 tsp ginger. Stir in the honey and vinegar.

Heat a wok or large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil and swirl to coat. Carefully add half of the chicken pieces in a single layer. Cook, turning once, until the meat is no longer pink. about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a plate. Repeat with the remaining 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil and chicken.

Discard the excess oil from the wok (about 1/2 tbsp). Add the scallions and garlic; stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir in the sesame oil mixture. Return chicken to the pan and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thick and the chicken is cooked through, 1-2 minutes. Serve with the broccoli and brown rice.