General Tso's Chicken



I have been a HUGE fan of General Chicken since my days at P.F. Changs. It's a great combination of spicy and sweet and is basically a crowd favorite! I found a gluten free version of General Tso's Chicken on Whitneybond.com. If you guys haven't stopped by there before then you need to immediately. She has GREAT recipes and I've used a ton of them. I love that this recipe is gluten free because even though I don't strictly eat gluten free, I feel better when I eliminate as much as possible. Here is my version of her recipe... to see the original click here.

Ingredients:

3 tbsp canola oil (divided- I used more because I had extra chicken)
1/4 cup of gluten free soy sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp Sriracha
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp fresh garlic (grated)
2 tsp fresh ginger (I omitted this because I was out)
1/2 tsp Chinese five spice
1 tsp crushed red peper flakes
1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into large chunks) ** I doubled this
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 small dried red chilies (I omitted the chilies because I couldn't find any)
1/2 cup scallions (sliced- iIdiced them because I don't like the large chunks)

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 tbsp canola oil with the soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha, honey, garlic, ginger, Chinese five spice, and red pepper flakes. Set aside. ***I doubled the sauce recipe because I had over two lbs of chicken. This was a mistake because it was crazy spicy haha. Next time, I won't add as much red pepper flakes, Sriracha, and Chinese five spice. :)



2. Toss the chicken breast in the cornstarch, salt, and pepper. **I used extra cornstarch because I had more chicken.



3. Add the remaining canola oil to a large skillet over medium- high heat. I used extra canola oil because I had more chicken.

4. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes.

5. Add the chilies ( I didn't do this part) and then pour the sauce over the chicken. Cook for 2-3 minutes.



6. Add the scallions and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat and serve over rice. We used brown rice and it was delicious!!

**Next time, I would add in veggies and cut down on the spice. It was sooo good though!


1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite-can't wait to try to make it at home!

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