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Broccoli General Tso's Chicken (Spicy)

This detailed recipe will guide you to prepare a mouth-watering and spicy version of the popular Chinese dish, General Tso's Chicken, combined with nutritious broccoli. The combination of tender chicken pieces coated in a tangy and spicy sauce, paired with crisp broccoli florets, creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Follow these step-by-step instructions to recreate this restaurant-quality dish in the comfort of your own kitchen.



Broccoli General Tso's Chicken (Spicy)
Broccoli General Tso's Chicken (Spicy)


Ingredients:

For the Chicken:

- 500 grams boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

- 1 egg, beaten

- 1/2 cup cornstarch

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

- Vegetable oil, for frying



For the Sauce:

- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

- 2 tablespoons honey

- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (adjust according to your spice preference)

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

- 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water to make a slurry



For the Stir-fry:

- 2 cups broccoli florets

- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust according to your spice preference)

- Sesame seeds, for garnish

- Spring onions, chopped, for garnish

Broccoli General Tso's Chicken (Spicy)
Broccoli General Tso's Chicken (Spicy)


Instructions:

1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the beaten egg with salt and black pepper. Add the chicken pieces and toss them until they are well coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 15 minutes.


2. In a large skillet or wok, heat vegetable oil for frying over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, place the cornstarch in a shallow dish. Take each marinated chicken piece and coat it thoroughly with cornstarch, shaking off any excess.



3. Carefully add the coated chicken pieces to the hot oil, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan. Fry them in batches until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove the chicken using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Set aside.


4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, honey, Sriracha sauce, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients.



5. Place a clean skillet or wok over medium heat and add a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once hot, add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.


6. Add the broccoli florets to the skillet and stir-fry for approximately 2-3 minutes until they are crisp-tender. Be careful not to overcook them, as we want to maintain their vibrant color and crunch.



7. Pour the prepared sauce mixture into the skillet with the broccoli. Stir the cornstarch slurry once more and add it to the skillet as well. Continuously stir the sauce until it thickens and coats the broccoli evenly.


8. Gently add the crispy fried chicken to the skillet, and using a spatula, toss it with the sauce and broccoli until everything is well combined and coated with the flavorful sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to allow the chicken to soak up the sauce.



9. Transfer the prepared dish to a serving plate, garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions. Serve immediately with steamed rice or noodles.

Broccoli General Tso's Chicken (Spicy)
Broccoli General Tso's Chicken (Spicy)

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Congratulations! You have successfully prepared a delicious and spicy version of Broccoli General Tso's Chicken. This irresistible combination of tender chicken, crispy broccoli, and tangy sauce will surely impress your family and friends. Enjoy this restaurant-quality dish in the comfort of your own home!



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