General’s chicken is a Chinese favorite, but we don’t always want heavy deep-fried food when we want Asian flavors for dinner. I also do NOT enjoy the task of cleaning up after deep-frying. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll do it, some things like fried mushrooms, fried chicken, and egg rolls are worth a mess.
We don’t call this General Tso’s chicken at my house. Number 1, we are not exactly sure how to say it and number 2 we can.
This chicken dish is kind of sweet and savory with a bit if heat at the end. You can increase the heat in this dish by allowing the dried peppers to spend more time simmering in the sauce. But be careful with the heat level you are looking for, I let this simmer for too long once and thought I had eaten lava.