General Tso Chicken and Fried Rice

Author April

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the General Tso
  • 1 lb of chicken breast
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 2 cups of flour
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Asian seasoning for taste I used Simply Asia Szechwan seasoning
  • 2 tbs of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 3 tbsp of water
  • 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup of light soy sauce *(if using regular soy sauce then use 1/8 cup of soy sauce and 1/8 cup
  • of chicken broth)*.
  • 1 tbsp of Crushed red peppers or more your preference
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  • Ingredients for Fried Rice
  • 4 green onions sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp of soy sauce or more to taste
  • 2 tsp of fish sauce optional
  • 1/2 tsp of toasted sesame oil
  • Asian seasoning for taste I used Simply Asia Szechwan seasoning
  • Salt for taste
  • Pepper for taste
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tbsp of butter divided
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1/2 cup of peas optional
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 4 cups of cooked chilled rice

Instructions

  1. Instructions for General Tso
  2. Set oven to 250
  3. Season chicken with salt pepper and asian seasoning
  4. Dredge chicken in egg then dredge in flour and fry in oil over medium heat (in a wok or a skillet) until golden brown and crispy. Drain
  5. Sprinkle cayenne pepper all over the chicken and place it into a warm oven. Add sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, garlic, crushed red peppers and ginger to a sauce pan and heat gently, stirring until sauce is smooth and sugar has dissolved.
  6. Add cornstarch slowly stirring constantly until sauce has thickened to your liking
  7. Remove chicken from oven and pour the sauce in the wok or skillet and stir to coat chicken. Stir in green onion and hot red pepper flakes (optional).
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  9. Instructions for the Fried Rice
  10. Heat 1 tbs of butter in a large pan over medium high heat until entire pan is coated in butter. Add eggs, and scramble. Remove egg and set aside.
  11. Add another 1 tbs of butter to the pan. Add peas, garlic, carrots, onions, and salt and pepper.
  12. Saute for about 5-7 minutes or longer if the onions are not soft.
  13. Increase heat and add 2 tbs of butter and stir until melted. Add eggs, green onions and Asian seasoning, sesame oil then stir to combine. Remove from heat serve warm.
  14. Remove from heat and serve with the fried rice.