While I do like making recipes from scratch and using ingredients individually to make something beautiful, sometimes you need to cheat and make your life easier. This recipe is quick and perfect for those busy days. General Tso’s sauce is available in all supermarkets and is a fantastic sauce to cook chicken and veggies in. It has a great sweet and sour flavor and is an amalgamation of soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger and a host of other ingredients. Traditionally, General Tso’s chicken is deep fried. My version is pan fried with no batter or flour,so it’s generally healthier. I, also add some cayenne and red chili flakes for some heat because why not?
General Tso’s chicken
Minced garlic – 1tbsp
Red wine vinegar – 1tsp
General Tso’s sauce-2tbsps
Red chili flakes-1tbsp
Five spice powder-1tsp
1)In a saucepan, add some oil and once hot, add red chili flakes and minced garlic. Sauté till golden brown.
2)Add chopped up onions and pablano peppers along with some salt and sauté till the onions are translucent.
3)Now cut the chicken thighs into small pieces. Add the chicken to the pan along with five spice powder, cayenne pepper. Cook for 10 minutes and then add the general tsos sauce. Mix well. Cook for about 15 minutes. Serve as shown. Enjoy! 🙂