American-Style Chinese Spicy Gooey Chicken!
This is like a made-from-scratch, healthier version of the dish called General Tso's Chicken, that you might find at any Chinese restaurant in a shopping mall food court in America. All the Chinese food in Japan is usually authentically Chinese, but this recipe definitely offers that gooey goodness of American-style Chinese food!
- Brown Sugar (2 tbsp)
- Honey (4 tbsp)
- Soy Sauce (1/2 cup)
- Fresh Ginger (minced) (2 tsp)
- Fresh Garlic (minced) (2 tsp)
- Hot Sauce (4 tbsp (or less if you don't like spicy))
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Chicken Breasts (about 4)
- Flour (about 1/4 cup)
- Your Choice of Oil (2 tbsp)
- Green Peppers (about 4)
- Shimeji Mushrooms (one pack)
- Baby Corns (about 12)
Prepare all your ingredients, chop your veggies, and get everything ready.
First, quickly saute your veggies up. I like to saute mine with sesame oil and some salt and pepper. Saute for about 3 minutes or so until cooked but still crunchy.
Dredge your cut up chicken strips in flour. Just dump the chicken and flour into a bowl, and mix it around with your hands good until fully coated.
Prepare your sauce by whisking together the sugar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and hot sauce.
Heat your oil over medium-high heat in a wok or the like, and begin to saute your chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper at this time. You want to get your chicken quickly browned on the outside on all sides, so your heat should be pretty high.
Saute your chicken until it reaches a nice brown color like this.
Now turn your heat down to medium, dump in your sauce, and start simmering.
You should simmer until your sauce thickens up into a gooey, sticky consistency! This may take some time (10-15 minutes), and you might want to cover periodically so your chicken doesn't dry out.
Once your sauce has reduced to the consistency you like, throw in your veggies and mix them up a little bit, and that's it! Goes great with your favorite beer!
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