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General Tso’s Chicken Nuggets with Rice Recipe

SERVES 4 | FINISH IN 25 minutes

Classic General Tso’s chicken nuggets with rice are a sweet and spicy mix of ginger and soy-marinated chicken thighs, coated and fried to take-out perfection! Served with rice and scallions, this homemade meal will rival any restaurant version.

  • 1lb. Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into 1-in. pieces
  • ½ c. Cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 c. Oil (Vegetable or Canola), for frying
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger, minced
  • ½ tsp. Red Chili Flakes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ⅓ c. Sky Valley General Tso Sauce
  • Rice, for serving
  • 2 Scallions, chopped, for serving
  • Sesame Seeds, for serving
Products you'll need
  1. Whisk together cornstarch, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss well to combine, until all the pieces are well coated.
  2. Fill a large pot with tall rims with oil – a Dutch Oven or another heavy-bottomed pot would be ideal. Set the pot to medium heat and wait until the oil has sufficiently heated through (your oil should bubble if you throw in a bit of the cornstarch batter, or a drop of water).
  3. Working in batches to avoid crowding the pan, fry the coated chicken nuggets until golden on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove cooked chicken from the pan, and transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.
  4. Let the oil cool and pour out the majority of the oil from the pan, leaving only about 1-2 tbsp. of oil in it (alternatively, you can also add 1-2 tbsp. of fresh oil to a new pan).
  5. Preheat the pan to medium heat. Add minced ginger, garlic and chili flakes to the pan, and let them cook for 1 minute. Add Sky Valley General Tso sauce to the pan, then add cooked chicken nuggets. Stir well to coat all the pieces in the sauce. Let cook for 1 minute.
  6. Serve General Tso Chicken immediately, topped with diced scallions and sesame seeds, and accompanied by rice.

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