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Ramen Noodle General Tso's Chicken

Crispy Chicken and Ramen Noodles are tossed in a restaurant-style General Tso's Chicken sauce. The thick and glossy sauce is easy to make and tastes just like takeout!

Ingredients

  • 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup chopped green onions, diced
  • 1 quart vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut oil, Can sub vegetable oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 oz. Ramen Noodles
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Chicken Coating

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup cornstarch

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1.5 tsp garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 14.5 oz. chicken broth

Instructions

  • First, combine the ingredients for the sauce, (easiest to do this in a *large* jar and shake!), but you can also use a bowl. Set the sauce aside for now.

Coat the chicken and Fry:

  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the chicken coating ingredients together, they will form a very thick paste, with a rather weird texture. Fear not!
  • Drop the chicken pieces into the coating mixture and mix around so that each piece is well coated. Now, we fry them!
  • Heat the oil to about 365 degrees in a deep fryer and gently drop in each piece of chicken, cook until golden brown, and use a slotted spoon to remove the pieces. To make them extra crispy, place them on a wire rack (lined a pan on the bottom for the oil to drip on). You can also place them on plates lined with paper towels.

To fry the chicken on the stovetop

  • Fill a dutch oven or high walled skillet with enough oil to submerge the chicken, and heat the oil over medium-high heat (About 365 degrees, which you can test with a candy thermometer). You can also test the temperature by adding a single piece of battered chicken, and adjust the temperature accordingly depending on how that piece cooks.
  • Carefully add the chicken to the oil and fry until golden brown, and use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Heat the Sauce & Finish the meal:

  • In a large sauté pan over medium high, heat 3 Tablespoons of peanut (or vegetable) oil and add the broccoli, cook for about 5 minutes to soften them up.
  • While the broccoli is cooking, cook the Ramen Noodles in 2 cups of boiling water for no longer than 1.5-2 minutes, then drain. (Don't use the flavor packet.)
  • Add the sauce mixture to the skillet along with the green onions, and bring it to a boil. It will thicken right up, make sure you stir it constantly.
  • Cook the sauce until it's reached your desired level of thickness (it gets very thick), then stir in the chicken, green onions, and ramen. Remove from heat, and serve!

Notes

8 Dried red chili peppers (seeds removed) are great in this dish as well, you'd add them as the same time as the green onions. For a tasty twist, try marinating the chicken pieces in pineapple juice for a few hours or overnight!

Nutrition

Calories: 478kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 1689mg, Potassium: 382mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Vitamin C: 26.9mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1.8mg