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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Five Minute Express Preparation General Tso's Chicken

I absolutely adore Americanized Chinese food.  Things like General Tso's or Orange chicken are two of my favorite foods ever.  However, they can be quite time consuming to make at home.  Breading and frying little bits of chicken while juggling a multi-ingredient sauce on another burner may not be practical if you've just come home from work and are hungry!  If you are not looking to wow any guests and are just craving Chinese, I suggest my express/shortcut General Tso's Chicken.  The actual time it takes to prepare is about 5 minutes, as there is very little work involved.  The hardest part is waiting for the chicken to finish cooking in the oven!

Note: Can be easily made vegetarian by preparing with veggie-friendly chicken style pieces.

All you need is:
1 bottle General Tso's Sauce (or any other bottled sauce you prefer, ex. teriyaki or orange sauce)
1 package 90 second microwave rice
1 serving of frozen popcorn chicken

1. Bake popcorn chicken.

2. When there is about three minutes left on that timer, heat your microwave rice.

3. When popcorn chicken is done, remove from oven and place in a small bowl.

4. Add desired amount of General Tso's sauce in the bowl and coat evenly.

5. Empty rice into a serving bowl and top with sauce-covered chicken.