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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
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp of fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 3 tbsp of water
  • ¼ cup of white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • ¼ cup of light soy sauce *(if using regular soy sauce then use ⅛ cup of soy sauce and ⅛ 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
  • ½ 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
  • ½ cup of peas optional
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 4 cups of cooked chilled rice

Instructions

  • Instructions for General Tso
  • Set oven to 250
  • Season chicken with salt pepper and asian seasoning
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Add cornstarch slowly stirring constantly until sauce has thickened to your liking
  • 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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  • Instructions for the Fried Rice
  • 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.
  • Add another 1 tbs of butter to the pan. Add peas, garlic, carrots, onions, and salt and pepper.
  • Saute for about 5-7 minutes or longer if the onions are not soft.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat and serve with the fried rice.