GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN

 

Ingredients

    Chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • Sweet Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon Dipitt chili sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dipitt tomato ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon Dipitt soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon yellow bean sauce (soy bean paste)

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • Stir-Fry:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled, left whole and crushed

  • 4 whole dried Sichuan chilies

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • 1 cup peanuts, toasted and chopped

  • 8 ounces egg noodles, cooked per package instructions

Preperation

For the chicken: In a large bowl, sprinkle the chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the cornstarch and mix well.

For the sweet sauce: In another bowl, add the stock, Dipitt chili sauce, Dipitt tomato ketchup, Dipitt soy sauce, rice vinegar, yellow bean sauce, honey together and set aside.

For the stir-fry: Heat a wok over high heat and when the wok starts to smoke, add the vegetable oil. Add the garlic and chicken pieces and let the chicken settle in the wok for 1 minute before stir-frying for another 2 minutes. As the chicken starts to turn opaque, and dried chilies and fry for a few seconds. Then add the sweet sauce mixture and cook for another 3 minutes. Cook the chicken in the sauce until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced, is slightly sticky and has a thicker consistency, another 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the scallions and peanuts and cook for less than 1 minute. Toss in the noodles and then transfer to a serving plate.

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