for when you crave bad chinese food. and by bad, not necessarily bad tasting, but the not-real-chinese food you find at american-chinese fast food restaurants and buffets. i certainly loved general tso’s chicken when i was young (and still do)! but also by bad, i mean unhealthy, too. and so, here’s a healthier, super easy & quick version, no measurements really required, go by taste!
for all the S’s of taste, sweetness, saltiness, sourness & spiciness – a good-sized dollop of each: garlic, less sodium soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar, & about a 1/4 cup chicken stock
- preheat oven to 375. cut boneless chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes and toss with corn starch until pieces are coated. bake about 12 minutes until fully cooked.
- in a saucepan, heat oil & garlic and saute for a just a bit. add chicken broth and all ingredients, stirring and let simmer for a few minutes. whisk a bit of corn starch with water and add to sauce to reach desired thickness.
- add cooked chicken pieces and toss until fully coated.
- serve w/ rice & some veggies, like steamed broccoli or a stir fry