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General Tso's Chicken With Rice & Broccoli

General Tso's Chicken With Rice & Broccoli

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(4512 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Chinese

Though it’s the USA’s most popular Chinese takeaway, who General Tso was is still a mystery. All we know is we love this crispy chicken, coated in delicious ginger, chilli and garlic sauce.

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Chinese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Broccoli
1 broccoli
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
chilli flakes 3.18
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
Cornflour
4 tbsp cornflour
honey-pot
1 honey pot (25g)
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
Sesame-oil
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml) †
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (15ml) †
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
Sesame-seeds
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g) †
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
You Will Need
Tin foil, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 honey pot (25g)
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
  • 1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 614 kJ
145 kcal
2637 kJ
624 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
2.7 g
0.5 g
11.7 g
2.2 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
20.2 g
3 g
86.7 g
13 g
Fibre 1.8 g 7.7 g
Protein 9.8 g 42.1 g
Salt 0.3 g 1.28 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 broccoli
broccoli(100%)
1 garlic clove
garlic
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
4 tbsp cornflour
maize starch (100%)
1 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)
sesame seed (100%). Produced in a factory that handles nuts, peanuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
1 soy sauce sachet (15ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
rice wine (100%)
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)
whole hulled sesame seeds (100%), . Produced in a factory that handles nuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Chicken breast
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sesame, gluten, soya)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 General Tso's Chicken With Rice & Broccoli

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C (fan)/ 350°F/ Gas 4

Add the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 12-15 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

2

Whilst the rice is cooking, cut the broccoli[s] into small florets

Cut 1 [2] piece[s] of tin foil approx. the size of A3 paper

Lay the broccoli florets in the middle with the toasted sesame oil, 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] water and a pinch of salt and add to a baking tray

Scrunch the edges of the foil around the broccoli to form a sealed parcel

Put the tray in the oven for 15 min or until tender

3 General Tso's Chicken With Rice & Broccoli

Whilst the broccoli is cooking, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate) the ginger

4 General Tso's Chicken With Rice & Broccoli

Combine 1 tsp [2 tsp] cornflour (save the rest for later!), the soy sauce and 3 tbsp [5 tbsp] water in a bowl and stir it all together

Add the Chinese rice wine and honey and give everything a good mix up – this is your honey sauce

5 General Tso's Chicken With Rice & Broccoli

Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and add them to a bowl

Add the remaining cornflour and give everything a good mix up until the chicken is fully coated

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a very generous drizzle of vegetable oil over a high heat

Once hot, add the coated chicken and cook for 6-7 min on each side or until golden

6 General Tso's Chicken With Rice & Broccoli

Once the chicken is golden, transfer it to a plate and set aside for later

Carefully pour away most of the oil and return the pan to a medium heat

Add the chopped garlic, ginger and dried chilli flakes (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and cook for 1-2 min or until fragrant

Once fragrant, add the honey sauce and cook for 1-2 min or until thick and sticky

7 General Tso's Chicken With Rice & Broccoli

Once the sauce has thickened, return the golden chicken to the pan and give everything a good mix up

Cook for 2-3 min further or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!) – this is your General Tso's chicken

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Serve the General Tso's chicken over the cooked basmati rice with the broccoli to the side

Garnish with the toasted sesame seeds

Enjoy!

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