Monday, April 4, 2011

General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's Chicken

Serves 2 (take-out-sized servings)

General Tso's is one of The Mister's favorite things to get at Chinese restaurants. Actually, it's the only thing he gets. But we all know that the fried chicken, among other things, in General Tso's is not exactly a picture of health. My revisions make it a little bit better for you and, while I'm not expecting my version to completely replace the need for take-out, I will say that this got rave reviews! It still relies on some modern conveniences, so it's not that hard either.

1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1" cubes/pieces
3 c. mixed chopped veggies of your choice (I used onion, broccoli, red pepper, green pepper, and carrots)
Olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan
General Tso's sauce (find it near the soy sauce)
Asian or fried rice, prepared to package directions

Add olive oil to a large skillet -- enough to just cover the bottom of the pan -- and heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the skillet and, when it's just about cooked through, add chopped veggies to the skillet. Continue cooking until veggies are crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add General Tso's sauce (about 3/4 cup?), and toss to coat. Let flavors fully blend by allowing to cook a few minutes longer.

Serve chicken mixture over prepared rice.

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