Now that I am in Jordan I have all the great Arab foods to choose from but on the flip side of this I had to leave behind some of the foods I LOVE.  Chinese food is one of them.  In the US I would eat this 2-4 times a week.  Mostly for lunch at work but also on those nights at home when I did not feel like cooking.  I get here and of course as with everywhere there are Chinese restaurants around but they are not like the Chinese food I am use to in America.  If there is a similar one here I have yet to find it.

So my search after a few disappointing meals out to eat was to fix these yummy dishes I love at home.  Sounds like a simple plan right? Well let me tell you it’s not.

Yes you can Google the recipes but as I am finding out all recipes are not created equal and it’s a crap shot whether or not you pick a good one.  My poor husband he has had to eat a lot of what I call my “science experiments”; he is a good sport about it though and lets me continue without any complaints.

One winning recipe I have found is one for General Tso’s Chicken.  Now I only have about 5 more to replace at home and I will have my Chinese buffet at home.  My poor husband;  I am not sure that he will make it.

Here is a quick pic of it on my plate last time I made this dish.

Here is a quick pic of it on my plate last time I made this dish.

General Tso’s Chicken

  • 2 lbs         Boneless Chicken Breasts

  • 1 T.          Oil

  • 1              Egg

  • 1 1/2 tsp   Salt

  • 1/4 c         Flour

  • 1/2 c         Cornstarch

  • 1/2 c         Water

The Sauce

  • 1 T.          Oil

  • 1 T.          Rice Vinegar

  • 1 tsp        Minced Garlic

  • 1 1/2 T.    Soy Sauce

  • 1 T.         Cornstarch

  • 1 1/2 T.    Water

  • 5 T.          Sugar

  1. Cut chicken into 2 inch squares; place in a large bowl

  2. Stir in Egg, Salt, Pepper, Water and 1 tablespoon of Oil; mix well

  3. In a separate bowl combine Cornstarch and Flour;  add to the Chicken; stir to coat the pieces

  4. Now you will deep fry the Chicken pieces

  5. Add the Chicken in small batches and cook until it is completely done and the pieces are golden brown

  6. Remove Chicken and drain on paper towels

  7. In another pan combine Oil, Rice Vinegar and Garlic; simmer for a few seconds until you start to smell the Garlic cooking

  8. Add into the pan Soy Sauce, Cornstarch, Water and Sugar; stir with a whisk to ensure it is mixed well

  9. Add the Chicken back to the pan;  the sauce will quickly become thick and stick to the chicken

  10. Serve with rice 🙂