One of my favorite restaurants in NYC is Joe’s Shanghai. You can always expect a long wait here at every hour of the day. They are known for their soup dumping (xiao long bao). However, one of my other favorite dish here that I love is the General Tso’s chicken. While you can get this dish literally at any Chinese take-out or fast-casual restaurant, I love the version here. Here’s how to recreate a slightly healthier version of this dish.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into cubes)
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons raw sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Combine the chicken breast cubes with the 1/4 cup of cornstarch and let it marinate.
- Mix the rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar and tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl. Mix well.
- Place the chicken cubes into a frying pan with the olive oil and fry until crispy.
- Remove chicken from the pan and drain all but a tablespoon of the oil.
- Add the chili flakes, ginger and garlic into the frying pan.
- Cook the garlic for about another 30 seconds.
- Add in the chicken and stir well with the sauce.
- Stir for about 30 seconds until the sauce becomes thick.