General Tso’s Chicken

This dish of crispy chicken tossed in a sweet and savory sauce is a Chinese-American classic, and for good reason. Though the typical preparation calls for deep-frying, we went for the easier stir-fry route for less mess from frying while still retaining all of the crispiness you’re used to.

We’ve reworked this recipe to be even more flavorful than ever before, with a very light cornstarch coating on the chicken that clings to the savory sauce perfectly. We’re using hoisin sauce for *bold* flavor, lime juice (instead of rice wine) for acidity, and red pepper flakes (instead of actual hot chiles), but you can use the more classic ingredients if you have them in your pantry. With freshly minced garlic and a touch of honey, this General Tso’s chicken is a little sweet, a little spicy, and entirely satisfying.

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