General Tso's Chicken (Restaurant Quality)

Recipe by Happy Hippie
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the marinade and sauce: Whisk hoisin, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarchand water in bowl.
  • Combine 6 tablespoons hoisin mixture and chicken in zipper-lock bag; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
  • Cook garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add 2 cups hoisin mixture and simmer, whisking constantly, until dark brown and thickened, about 2 minute.
  • Cover and keep sauce warm.
  • For coating and frying: Whisk egg whites in shallow dish until foamy.
  • Combine cornstarch, flour, baking soda, and remaining hoisin mixture in second shallow dish until mixture resembles course meal.
  • remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with aper towels.
  • Toss half of the chicken with egg whites until well coated, then dredge chicken in cornstarch mixture, pressing to adhere.
  • Transfer coated chicken to plate and repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until oil registers 350 degrees.
  • Fry half of the chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes, turning each piece halfway through cooking.
  • Transfer chicken to paper towel-lined plate.
  • Return oil to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining chicken.
  • To serve: Warm sauce over medium-low heat until simmering, about 1 minute.
  • Add crispy chicken and toss to coat.
  • Serving over rice or noodles would be awesome!
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