It's a snow day! Yesterday I felt like I was in elementary school; I was anxiously waiting and hoping for snowfall. I can't sleep in because I automatically wake up, but I am still wearing my pajamas. I don't anticipate changing into real cloths all day. It's a beautiful thing.
The recipe came from a blog called Steamy Kitchen. I made it as directed. I assumed that the garlic chile sauce called for is the same as siracha sauce.
The ingredients are 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 teaspoons siracha sauce, ½ cup chicken broth, 3 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 large head broccoli, 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, 1 ½ tablespoons cooking oil, 2 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger, 4 stalks green onion, and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds.
I began by making the sauce. I whisked together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, siracha, chicken broth, and one teaspoon of the cornstarch.
I brought ½ a cup of water to boil in a large sauté pan. Once boiling, I added the broccoli, which had been cut into small florets. I covered the broccoli and let it steam for two minutes. The broccoli was a bright, vivid green color. I drained the broccoli and set it aside.
In a bowl I combined the cubed chicken, two teaspoons of cornstarch, and salt.
I dried the pan and put it on high heat. Once hot, I added the oil. I used extra virgin olive oil. I added half of the chicken in a single layer and browned each side. I only cooked part of the chicken at a time to allow the chicken sufficient space. The chicken wasn’t completely cooked through. I set the chicken aside once brown.
I added the sauce and brought it to a boil. The sauce should thicken.
Once boiling, I added the chicken. I cooked the chicken for a minute or so. I cooked it a few minutes longer than suggested because I wanted to be sure it was thoroughly cooked.
I sprinkled on the sesame seeds.
This healthy version is indistinguishable from the regular General Tso’s Chicken. I ate this at work for lunch, and all my coworkers who walked by said it smelled incredible, which it did.