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General Tso's Chicken 左公雞

Last week,I decided to cook a America Chinese house speciality to hubby: General Tso Chicken!! He hardly eat any of my Asian cooking except American Chinese food.General Tso Chicken is widely know and found in all Chinese take out and buffet restaurants in the North America.Usually Chinese restaurant used dark meat chicken and bell pepper.But I used white meat chicken and steam broccoli instead because hubby can't take bell pepper and dried chili pepper.Here is my simple and easy General Tso's Chicken! Ingredients:

1-2 lb boneless chicken breast (cut cube)

5-6 tbsp corn flour

1 egg

1 tsp ground white pepper

1 tsp salt

*mix above ingredients for 20 minutes before deep fry*


1 head broccoli (cut and steam)

1 cup cooking oil

4-5 clove garlic( minced)

1 tbsp hoisin sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp Chinese rice wine

1 tsp ground ginger powder

1 tbsp chicken bullion powder

1 tsp dark soy sauce

1 tbsp corn flour with water (dissolve)

1 tbsp sesame oil


1:Prepare oil in deep pot for frying at medium heat.Add in coated boneless chicken in the hot oil one at a time,fried until it's turn golden brown ,removed and lay on paper towel to removed excess oil.

2:Prepare wok with 1 tbsp oil at high heat.Add in garlic, Chinese rice wine,hoisin sauce,soy sauce,sugar,dark soy sauce ,ground ginger powder ,chicken bullion powder and corn flour dissolve.Let the sauce simmer until it bubble boil .Quickly add in fried breaded cube chicken in the thick sauce,mix well.Remove from heat.

3:Microwave cut and wash broccoli in a large bowl covered for 2 minutes.Decorate steam broccoli with cooked chicken as shown.Serve warm with rice.


I used corn flour to coated chicken cube instead of wheat flour because corn flour will stay crunchy longer when mixed with sauce compare with wheat flour.
I'm submitting this recipe to Weekend Wokking, a world-wide food blogging event created by Wandering Chopsticks to celebrate the multiple ways we can cook one ingredient:Broccoli!! The host this month is Noobcook .If you would like to participate or to see the secret ingredient, check who's hosting next month.

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Anonymous said...
November 16, 2008 at 8:57 AM

Oh yeah! I don't care if it's American Chinese, I still love the combo of chicken and broccoli. You're so quick! I gotta post something or else everyone will beat me to the draw again. Thanks for submitting to Weekend Wokking!

Anonymous said...
November 16, 2008 at 9:29 AM

You and Gert berpakat ke masak this general tso's chicken? It look good though.

Anonymous said...
November 16, 2008 at 10:12 AM

I love this dish but have never made it. I'm going to give it a try.

Anonymous said...
November 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Looking good! :)

Anonymous said...
November 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Ha ha...we cooked the same dish. Great minds think alike :)

Anonymous said...
November 16, 2008 at 10:01 PM

wah ... looks fantastic, yum yum ... first time I heard of this dish ... I want to try some can? ;p Thanks for submitting to ww :)

Anonymous said...
November 17, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Yummy and flavorful! This is one Chinese dish that I have not tried yet, and I am a Chinese! Wah!!!

Anonymous said...
November 17, 2008 at 9:37 AM

I haven't been able to find a good place for General Tso's Chicken around here lately. I like the idea of white meat. Someday, I will have to try and make my own.

Thanks for sharing. I'm adding you to my blogroll.

Anonymous said...
November 17, 2008 at 12:46 PM

This dish is new to me. Luv ur GTC. Looks so delicious!

Anonymous said...
November 17, 2008 at 3:25 PM

wandering chopstick:
Thank you for dropping by:))

haha!! I think Gert and me have six sense when come to cooking!

Thank you :) hopt yo see your GTC soon:))

Thank you:D

LOL! right! we had the same mind!

GTC is only know in North America,that the reason you never heard of it! Thank for hosting the event:))

this GTC is popular for american not really a chinese dish original.

Thank you for adding me to your blogroll..Hope to see your GTC soon:))

Thank you::)

Anonymous said...
November 18, 2008 at 10:02 PM

That chicken looks tasty!

Anonymous said...
February 26, 2009 at 3:18 PM

i'm going to try this dish. I have a silly question though. Can I use chicken buillion cubes instead of powder? are they the same?

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.