Authentic General Tso’s Chicken – Leite’s Culinaria

I was a bit anxious about this authentic General Tso’s chicken recipe as there were some ingredients that were new to me and they were, well, pungent. But when it all came together, I found true love at first bite! Every mouthful was a burst of perfectly balanced flavour – salty, spicy, sweet, sour and meaty. Yum!

A white plate with authentic General Tso's chicken on top of rice with steamed broccoli on the side.

This is going to be a regular at our house. And it will be perfect in a thermos for school lunch, assuming I can keep my classmates’ hands-off.

I ate this with plain jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. Next time I’ll make double the sauce because good as it was with the crunchy chicken, it was heaven with the plain rice. Okay, I really like rice.

In fact, I’ll double or triple the whole recipe so I can have leftovers and put some away in the freezer. I’m guessing I should freeze the cooked chicken and sauce separately, but it’s no big deal to thaw and toss them together on the stovetop.

And I’m going to give this recipe a go with other meats (duck, lamb) or even tofu. Yes, the sauce is that good.

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