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General Tso’s Chicken

No need to call takeout when you can make this General Tso’s Chicken recipe at home. This recipe for General Tso’s Chicken is made with crispy fried chicken then tossed in a sweet and savory sauce.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • 1 cup Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 bottle Mazola® Corn Oil 40 oz. for frying

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1 ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ inch of a piece of ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon Argo® Corn Starch
  • Sliced scallions for garnishing
  • Sesame Seeds for garnishing
  • Serve with rice

Instructions
 

FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the Argo® Corn Starch and flour with seasoning salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl, tossing to coat.
  • Add Mazola® Corn Oil to a large heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat. Line a plate with paper towels.
  • Once the oil is hot, shake off any excess Argo® Corn Starch mixture from the chicken pieces and add them to the oil in batches.
  • Cook the chicken pieces in batches, turning as needed, until golden brown and cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked chicken to the lined plate with paper towels.

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • In a large saucepan, combine chicken stock, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, dark brown sugar, minced garlic cloves, minced ginger, and Argo® Corn Starch. Whisk sauce and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring often. Reduce heat and let simmer for 3-4 minutes, until thickened.
  • Serve with steamed rice, then garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
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