Monday, August 31, 2015

Short Cut General Tso's Chicken

Have you watched the documentary In Search of General Tso? It is fascinating! All about the origins of General Tso's chicken, which is such a popular American Chinese take-out dish. Well here is a great short cut version of this ubiquitous dish and my family thought it was so good! We loved the sticky, sweet sauce. Of course this is not a super healthy dish, but it tastes so much like the take-out version and can save you some money by making it at home. Hope you enjoy it too.

Short Cut General Tso's Chicken

2 lbs frozen popcorn chicken (I used Tyson's)
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
sesame seeds for garnish

Bake popcorn chicken according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan combine ketchup, honey, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. Bring this mixture to a boil, whisking. Turn down heat and let simmer, still stirring, until it thickens slightly. Remove from heat.

Toss baked popcorn chicken with the sauce and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve over prepared rice. Yummy.

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