Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yet another General~

We are extremely fond of The General..I have 3 recipes I love..wait..make that 4 now!

Les Gourmandises D'Isa.. a site that always makes me want to get up and make what she is sharing:)I had lost the link and found it the nick of time.. inspired me to try her recipe..

Most of mine don't have batters per say..this one does..but it's light enough and not deep fried either..Very rarely do we fry..and never in winter..just outside in summer w/ the fryer..

Coconut shrimps.. zucchini blossoms..

Delicious.. but we are being careful..about fried foods and eat them seldomly.

So again..not deep fried.. and absolutely delicious if you like sweet meat like we do..

The Recipe~

Translated.. You must accept my apologies for my quick translations.I type so slowly.. w/ 2 fingers.. so..I translate quickly:)

For 6-8 people

2 lbs of chicken breasts cubed
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 beaten eggs
1/2 cup flour
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/cup veg oil

2 tsps sesame oil
1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
3 spring green onions bias cut
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tbsps corn starch
1/4 cup light soya sauce
1/2 cup chili sauce.

Coat the cubed chicken in corn starch.

In a bowl mix eggs,flour,baking powder and salt..add the chicken cubes and coat well.

In a pan heat oil on high and start cooking the chicken a bit at a time so the pieces do not overlap and cook well.
Cook for ap 10 mins or until browned on the outside and no longer pink inside.
Keep warm.

On medium heat mix sesame oil..chopped spring green onions and ginger..sauté 3 mins ap.. add water and maple syrup and cook 1 more minute.
Meanwhile mix cornstarch ,soya sauce and chili sauce.. add to the pot and cook until thickened.Add the browned meat and coat well..

I served it with rice..
I also added Sechuan peppercorns and a touch of hot chili sauce,as we like our General to have a kick.
It was very very good.
I hope you enjoy it.. will both like this one:)


  1. Thank you, Monique. We'll give it a try here in California with the peppers if I can find them.

  2. I'm loving this dish! The sauce looks to be dynamite!

  3. This looks delicious, Monique. I love these kinds of dishes and can't wait to try this one!

  4. Oh YES! You know I love all of your versions of "General"! :)

    And not fried?! It's calling my name. Thank you Mme. Magical M.

    I'll make this soon ~ for sure! Love the orchid accent ~ so elegant.

  5. Yeah, I like a kick with the General, too! So yummy looking and I'm sure better for you than the version at the Chinese restaurant. Beautiful, beautiful photos.


  6. That chicken looks really tasty! I like the use of the maple syrup!

  7. It's fabulous Monique! We gave it thumbs up, a keeper for sure.

    Thank you for finding it and sharing with us. I'm blogging about it today and will link back.
    :) xo

  8. Hello,
    My name is Haley Destafino. I am the Associate Publisher at The Mountain Times in Killington, VT. The reason for my contacting you is that we are looking for photos that we can use on the cover of our Summer Menu Book which goes to press June 16th. The photo of your General's recipe caught my eye and I wondered if you had a high resolution copy of it that you wouldn't mind allowing us to use. Of course you would receive a photo credit and a copy of the Menu Book. Thank you for entertaining this request. Have a nice day!

    Haley Destafino
    Associate Publisher
    The Mountain Times

  9. "1/cup veg oil"

    Is this supposed to be 1 cup or something else?