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General Tso’s Chicken

I love all things that include peanuts and peanut butter. I fell in love with Thai food merely tasting chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce and one of my favorite dishes on the Chinese food menu is General Tso’s Chicken with peanuts! This is a slightly lightened up version that I served with white rice and steamed stir fry veggies. Yum! Sorry for the lack of green I was out of scallions!

General Tso’s Chicken

3/4 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 tbs cornstarch
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs rice wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar, or sherry)
2 tsp minced Ginger
2 tsp hot chili oil (or 2 tsp canola oil with 1/2 to 1 tsp chili flakes, depending on how hot you like it!)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1lb chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup sliced scallions (green onions)
1/4 cup peanuts

1. Combine chicken broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger in a bowl and whisk until combined.
2. Heat a wok or deep sided skillet over medium-high heat and add chili oil. Stir fry garlic for 30 seconds.
3. Add chicken and brown for 4-6 minutes until cooked. Add peanuts and scallions, and cook 1 minute.
4. Add sauce to chicken mixture and cook 3-4 minutes (turn heat down to medium low) until thick. Serve hot!



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