I first tried General Tso’s Chicken during a visit to El Paso, Texas. It tasted pretty okay to a young Cree. The recipe used in most restaurants consists of sugar covered chicken with a hint of spice. Later on, as an adult, I tried the “proper” recipe, and discovered I really loved the Chinese-American dish.
I began playing with the amounts of vinegar, sugar, and spices until It worked. Here’s My recipe for General Tso’s Sauce:
General Tso’s Chicken
I know, most places give you detailed instructions on preparing and cooking the chicken. First, you should always make your favorite style of chicken. The recipe of egg bath, and a corn starch batter works for some. However, I prefer frying the chicken bare, and then stir frying sauce and peppers into it.
Pro Tip: Always experiment to find what you like best. You can fry chicken in a host of ways, and most provide healthier meals.
Serving Suggestions for General Tso’s Stir Fry
Most restaurants serve a fried rice (ham, chicken, or shrimp) on the side. I recommend eating healthier. The savory flavor of this particular sauce lends itself well to coating steamed rice. However, if you must, you can also serve it over brown rice for a little bit more depth.
I grew up in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, México, where people either owned cattle ranches or fruit orchards. Much of my work ethic came from working on Rancho La Mesa (my family’s ranch). That ranch also sparked what grew into my wild imagination. I read somewhere that you should write the story you want to read, and that stuck with me. My writing began in sixth grade, around the time I began learning to type.