General Tao’s Chicken

Ingredients :

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 tablespoons of white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (Baking powder in France)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup (65 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup (65 mL) sliced ​​green onion
  • 1/4 cup (65 mL) water
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (65 mL) sugar to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of Sambal Oelek hot sauce

Preperation :

  1. Coat the chicken pieces well in the cornstarch.
  2. In a bowl, add the beaten egg.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Coat the chicken in the egg, then in the flour mixture and in the egg again.
  5. In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil over high heat, then add the chicken pieces and cook for about 10 minutes until the chicken is golden brown.
  6. Set the chicken aside on a plate.
  7. Add sesame oil, ginger and green onions to the pot. 
  8. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  9. Add the water, vinegar and sugar and simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.
  10. Add the soy sauce, ketchup, Sambal Oelek sauce and oyster sauce to the pot.
  11. Add the chicken, mix well in the sauce and leave it long enough to warm it up.
  12. Serve with rice and vegetables.

Enjoy your meal