General Tso's Chicken | Basics with Babish

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General Tso's can be more than the saccharine, gloopy sauce soaked into flabby, over-breaded chicken to which we've become accustomed. With just a little technique and a little love, the 45-minute wait for this takeout mainstay can be better spent making it yourself.
Adapted from Serious Eats:
+ Ingredients & Shopping List
For the chicken and marinade:
2 egg whites
3 Tbsp dark soy sauce
3 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine
3 Tbsp vodka
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
+ For the breading:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp reserved marinade
For the sauce:
4 Tbsp dark soy sauce
4 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine
3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
4 Tbsp chicken stock
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp roasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp cornstarch
6 scallions
4 cloves garlic
2 inch piece of ginger
6-12 arbol chiles (optional)
+ Special equipment:
Large pot deep enough for frying
Varaktighet: 5:19


Binging with Babish
Binging with Babish - 4 månader sedan
I'm on Hot Ones! Go check it out!
Nyan Cat
Nyan Cat - 3 månader sedan
I find it a crime punishable with jail time if you eat General Tso's chicken without fried rice.
Niubility - 4 månader sedan
You need a larger saucepan for stir-fry's... 4:08 and this is why we cook with woks!
Konnor Bailey
Konnor Bailey - 4 månader sedan
Can you do a collaboration with good mythical morning
Sir Douglas Howel, 5th Seat
Sir Douglas Howel, 5th Seat - 4 månader sedan
instead of alcohol you could use anything tart/sugary.. pineapple juice, grape juice, almond extract,white grape juice... grats on the recovery bro.
fallinangels _
fallinangels _ - 4 månader sedan
Could I sub out the alcohol? I have a recovering alcoholic in my home. What would I use?
Notorious P.1.G
Notorious P.1.G - 6 timmar sedan
To get the full Chinese experience, you should have used MSG.
Make Egg Foo Young?
Spedwagun -
Spedwagun - - Dag sedan
Oh okay then, just season the rice in front of my face like that okay.
Change of name
Change of name - Dag sedan
Can the cooking wine and vodka be substituted by something else?
yang SW
yang SW - 2 dagar sedan
Who the fuck seasons their rice?
Amp Blaster
Amp Blaster - 2 dagar sedan
This isn’t even close to authentic Tsos. Never let a white guy tell you how to make Asian cuisine
Nicolas sukhu
Nicolas sukhu - 2 dagar sedan
Good choice of music. I don't doubt I've seen you at a Chromeo concert
Jacob Cui
Jacob Cui - 2 dagar sedan
I’m Asian, and hearing the fact that he cooks his rice in the oven is...

b s
b s - 2 dagar sedan
Really bad sweet and sour
EphemeralThief - 3 dagar sedan
I shouldn't be watching this right now. It's 12 in the morning and I'm just going to make myself hungry...
Temazepam - 4 dagar sedan
Where's the Asians going wtf when he seasoned the rice
c d
c d - 6 dagar sedan
I tried the recipe and it turned out great and it was really good, but kind of too spicy for me hahah. I'm not sure what kind of chilis you used in the video, but I used thai chilis and I probably should've only put half the amount.
anti Garennn
anti Garennn - 6 dagar sedan
on fcking fire!!!!! :)))) that looks extremely yummy!!!!!! :)
Pigeons 14
Pigeons 14 - 6 dagar sedan
I thought that babish was eating curry with chopsticks for a second
Sean Toh
Sean Toh - 7 dagar sedan
What's the song playing in the background? Sounds like a remixed version of 'Give her up' by Smokey Robinson.
Jennifer Van Osdel
Jennifer Van Osdel - 7 dagar sedan
Why would you season the rice with salt at the end? smh latina me is like no no no
TheGintama86 - 5 dagar sedan
white rice and salt tastes gud thou
K' birdie
K' birdie - 9 dagar sedan
I got two questions for this ep. first what is Jiminy cricket and second, what did u do with those two egg yolks?
Michael's Eats
Michael's Eats - 11 dagar sedan
Simple and delish! Do you think white meat would be dry?
Timefliesbye - 13 dagar sedan
I refuse to watch another episode with the camera elevated to anything beyond 1.6 meters.
Garrett Rush
Garrett Rush - 13 dagar sedan
Just made some tso thanks to you, turned out awesome as do all your recipes. Kudos to babish
Zach Bunch
Zach Bunch - 14 dagar sedan
I love general tso's but that's biggest complaint is that its rarely any bit spicy. Maybe it's just what I grew up with but I find it not spicy anywhere nowadays.
Visiblur - 14 dagar sedan
Cornstarch, that's how you know it's American
The Imaginary Gallery
The Imaginary Gallery - 14 dagar sedan
What is wrong with using the egg yolk?
Alex delos Reyes
Alex delos Reyes - 16 dagar sedan
is seasoning rice a thing in america?
Zach Bunch
Zach Bunch - 14 dagar sedan
I never have but my grandmother's from Okinawa so seaweed is usually that bit of salt we have with it.
G-Unit1111 - 16 dagar sedan
Chromeo FTW!!!
Lusamini - 17 dagar sedan
I use this recipe to prepare the chicken and buy the sauce pre-made, one pot of this stuff doesn't last an hour lol 😂😭
zuljjin - 17 dagar sedan
"little bit of kosher salt"
Ravenous-wolf 311
Ravenous-wolf 311 - 17 dagar sedan
Did you just season plain rice with salt? WTF!?
GameCritic101 - 19 dagar sedan
Woah what the fuck. You put salt in the rice?