General Tso's Chicken

READY IN: 30mins




  • Stir together ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • Trim the chicken of sinew and fat; and cut meat into 1/4" slices.
  • Whisk together soy sauces and egg yolk, then stir in the potato/corn starch and 2 teaspoons peanut oil and add to the chicken; Set aside.
  • Snip the peppers and discard seeds; cut the peppers into small pieces.
  • Heat enough oil in wok to deep fry to 350F-400°F., and fry chicken in batches until golden, then drain.
  • Use a different wok, or clean the one you fried in when oil cools enough to handle.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of peanut oil and add hot peppers, cooking until they are fragrant but do not allow to burn (this can happen very quickly).
  • Add the ginger and garlic, stir once, and add the sauce and stir until it thickens.
  • Return the chicken to the wok and stir until it is coated evenly.
  • At the very last, stir in the sesame oil and top with scallions, and serve at once with rice.