General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

(Serves 2)

For the Chicken:

  • 1 pound chicken thigh meat
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 egg white, 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup water, divided into 2
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon green onions
  • 2 dried whole red chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest