General Tso’s Chicken brings a touch of the exotic to your everyday.
This dish is really really really yum. Period.
O.K. let’s take a step back and start at the beginning… I’ve been trying to replicate some favourite take-out dishes at home lately. Check out my tasty creations so far: Mongolian Beef and Sweet & Sour Chicken which were both made in the slow cooker!
Next up, General Tso’s Chicken.
What the heck is General Tso’s Chicken anyway? Is it an ancient Chinese dish named after a famous Hunan General? Nope. General Tso’s Chicken became popular in America via some enterprisingly Taiwanese chefs who opened Hunan restaurants in New York in the 1970s. This American-Chinese creation was an instant hit that remains super-popular today. You can read all about the history in this New York Times article.
My version is not as crispy as the restaurant kind, but it’s lighter and less fatty while remaining totally delicious and addictive…