My husband, Justin's favorite dish when ordering in Chinese Food is General Tso's. Given that I love him, and always want to appeal to his culinary wishes & desires, I decided to make said dish for hubbman tonight. While I am usually a purest when it comes to Chinese Food (I am all about the Steamed Chicken and Broccoli), I can't tell a lie.....this dish came out amazeballs.
The part I really like about this dish is the chicken is super crispy but remains moist on the inside - and I made the decision to cook with Chipotle Peppers instead of the usual Thai Red Chilies used by take-out joints. The smokiness and spiciness of the Chipotle Peppers, makes this sauce incredibly flavorful and works great with the Hoisin and Soy Sauce base.
You traditionally should make this dish completely in a wok (deep frying and all), but I currently do not own a wok so I did it in just normal cookware.
General Tso's Chicken
Spicy, Classic General Tso's Chicken