Chinese Food Take-Out Chicken

After I made the veggie lo mein, I got a little ambitious.  I decided that Chinese Take-out chicken would be a great next experiment.  I wasn't sure what type would be a good idea.  Sesame Chicken is my favorite, but I liked the looks of this recipe.  General Tso's Chicken is a little hot for me, so I just toned it down a bit.  

First, I chopped up some chicken thighs into bite sized pieces.  Then, I mixed together 2 eggs, 2 T corn starch, and some salt.  

Then, I mixed in the chicken pieces and cooked them in a pan full of butter.... YUM!
When they were done, I set them aside to prepare the sauce.  
I mixed together 1 T cornstarch, 1/2 cup water, 4 finely chopped garlic cloves, lots of grated ginger, 3 T brown sugar, 2 1/2 T soy sauce, and a FEW sprinkles of red pepper flakes.  
I mixed it all together and let the flavors melt together.  
After a bit, I mixed it in with the chicken.  
It was great!  The chicken was moist and juicy.  Since I didn't fry it, it didn't have that take-out crunchiness.  Maybe next time I will fry it.  

I served it with the lo mein and ginger carrots.  YUM!

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  1. Oo - looks so tasty - far better tan take out!

  2. My hubby loves general Tso chicken. Ofcourse we haven't had actual chinese take out in forever, so maybe if I tried to make it, he wouldn't even remember what the old stuff tasted like and think this was close enough ;) It looks delicious!

  3. @Laura If you wanted it to taste even more like the real thing, I would fry it (coconut oil, maybe?)It is really juicy, even better than takeout!

  4. Looks delicious! If I could re-create all my fave Chinese dishes in the kitchen I don't think I would ever eat anything else. ;)

  5. Hi Jackie,
    I love Chinese take out...but we have no take out in the country. This would be a great recipe to try which I will do soon. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  6. Hi Jackie,
    I LOVE Chinese Food! We always order General Tso's. Thanks for adding this to Melt in Your Mouth Monday!