General Tso’s Chicken

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Mondays are usually my day to post my cranberry recipe of the week. This week, however, I had a special request to post my General Tso’s Chicken recipe. I’ll post my cranberry recipe tomorrow.

General Tso's Chicken

1 chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1” chunks
1 ½ TBS cornstarch
1 egg white
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp oil
¼ cup water
1 ½ tsp cornstarch
1 ½ TBS hoisin sauce
1 TBS soy sauce
1 ½ TBS ketchup
4 TBS brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground ginger
¼ – ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Rinse, pat dry, and trim chicken breasts. Cut breasts into 1” cubes. Heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium high heat in a large non stick skillet. Whisk the egg white, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Stir to coat the chicken. Shake off the excess coating and add to the pan. Stir fry for 12-14 minutes. While the chicken is cooking make the sauce. Mix the cornstarch and water together. Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes. When the chicken is done, transfer to a bowl. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Add the sauce and whisk continuously while sauce is simmer until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Add chicken to sauce and mix well. Serve.

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