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General Tzos or Sesame Chicken

 

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General Tzos or Sesame Chicken

I never had General Tzos or Sesame Chicken until I moved to NYC and ate in the kosher Chinese-American restaurants. I grew up around Vietnamese and Thai restaurants. Whenever we go to a Chinese kosher restaurant, the general tzos and sesame chicken always seem to be one of the most expensive items on the menu and it's never cooked well. I wandered around the web looking for a good recipe worth trying.

Times

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 30 min

Servings

6 s

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. bonless chicken breasts - rinsed and dried and cut into 1-2 inch cubes
  • For the marinade/batter:
  • 6 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 4 tbsp. AP flour
  • 4 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • For the sauce:
  • 3 Tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp. chopped ginger
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 tsp. sambal oelek (chili paste)
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • Vegetable oil
  • sesame seeds to garnish - if making sesame chicken
  • chopped scallions for garnish

Directions

Preparation

1 Place cut up chicken in mixing bowl
2 Add marinade ingredients to bowl
3 Stir until everything is combined

 For the sauce:

4 Add sesame oil to a small saucepan on medium/low heat
5 Add the chopped garlic, and ginger
6 Let it warm on low until fragrant
7 Combined the rest of the sauce ingredients to a mixing bowl, stirring well to dissolved the cornstarch.
8 Add the contents to the saucepan slowly while stirring to thicken sauce.

9 In a frypan, fry the chicken pieces in about 3 tbsp. of oil. Remove the chicken when done and drain on paper towels. Serve the chicken over the rice. Drizzle with sauce to desired amount. Garnish with scallions

Special instructions

I never had General Tzos or Sesame Chicken until I moved to NYC and ate in the kosher Chinese-American restaurants. I grew up around Vietnamese and Thai restaurants. Whenever we go to a Chinese kosher restaurant, the general tzos and sesame chicken always seem to be one of the most expensive items on the menu and it’s never cooked well. I wandered around the web looking for a good recipe worth trying.

Source:

adapted from Tyler Florence – Foodnetwork.com

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About Hindy Garfinkel

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Hi, I’m Hindy! I blog over at Confident Cook, Hesitant Baker. I love to experiment in the kitchen and talk about it. I’m a 30-something mom to two beautiful girls, one of them with special needs. I work full time for a non profit, and live on the East Coast. Having grown up in the Midwest, it was a welcome Foodie jump. I have eclectic food tastes. I try and stick to a vegetarian diet, while the family eats the animals. I like to push the palate boundaries of the standard kosher fare. Welcome to my journey!

 

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2 Responses to General Tzos or Sesame Chicken

  1. This would be great with toasted cashew nuts.

  2. avatar says: sbaumser

    this recipie i great

    for a healthier option
    instead of deep frying the chicken
    marinate the chicken in the soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha and hoisin sauce

    and saute the chicken till it’s cooked thru and then add the sauce on top enjoy!!!!!

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