General Tzos or Sesame Chicken

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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.

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  • 6 ServingsServings

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

Preparation

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

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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.

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adapted from Tyler Florence - Foodnetwork.com