GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN
Since I'd bought lots of chicken breasts fillet, this time I make General Tso's Chicken which is pretty famous in chinese cuisine. The story said that this chicken dish was the favorite dish of General Tso, that's why it called General Tso's Chicken.
Basically, it just chicken breasts cooked with soy sauce. It tasted good tho. Also, it is an easy dish :). The bad news is I don't have hoisin sauce so I added a little bit Indonesian sweet soy sauce, and surprisingly, it still tasted good :). The fried ginger is also the main key of the fragrance of this dish.
For me, it is a refreshing dish after I only cooked very simple dish these few last days :).
General Tso's Chicken
4 pieces large chicken breasts' fillet, trim the fat and diced into bite-size
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch ginger root, peeled and julienned
3 pieces dried chilli, halved
3 stalks spring onion, julienned (or cut into matches size)
1/4 cup light soy sauce
3 tbsps shaoxing wine
2 tbsps sweet cooking wine
1-1/2 tbsps sweet soy sauce (hoisin sauce)
A pinch salt and white pepper
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 tbsps light soy sauce
2 tbsps shaoxing wine
1 tbsp sweet cooking wine
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp salt
4 or 5 tbsps tapioca starch
Combine the marinade sauce in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, place the bit-sized chicken breasts. Pour in the marinade sauce. Mix it until the chicken are thoroughly coated by the marinade sauce. Marinade it for 20 to 30 minutes.
Heat the oil over medium high heat. Add tapioca starch into marinating chicken. Make sure the chicken is coated by the tapioca starch. Fry the chicken into the prepared oil until browned and crisp. Drain the chicken over a paper towel.
Transfer the hot oil into a bowl, leave 3 tablespoons oil on the pan. Add in ginger and garlic, stir fry until fragrant. Add in dried chilli. Stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add in light soy sauce, shaoxing wine, sweet cooking wine, sweet soy sauce (if you use it), salt and pepper. Let it boil for a while until the sauce slightly reduced. Add in the fried chicken. Stir fry until all chicken are coated by the sauce. Add in spring onion. Cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the stove. Serve it with warm brown rice.