General Tso's Chicken | Basics with Babish

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  • General Tso's can be more than the saccharine, gloopy sauce soaked into flabby, over-breaded chicken to which we've become accustomed. With just a little technique and a little love, the 45-minute wait for this takeout mainstay can be better spent making it yourself.
    Adapted from Serious Eats: www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/04/the-best-general-tsos-chicken-food-lab-chinese-recipe.html
    + Ingredients & Shopping List
    For the chicken and marinade:
    2 egg whites
    3 Tbsp dark soy sauce
    3 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine
    3 Tbsp vodka
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    3 Tbsp cornstarch
    1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    + For the breading:
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1 cup cornstarch
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt
    3 Tbsp reserved marinade
    For the sauce:
    4 Tbsp dark soy sauce
    4 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine
    3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
    4 Tbsp chicken stock
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 tsp roasted sesame oil
    1 Tbsp cornstarch
    6 scallions
    4 cloves garlic
    2 inch piece of ginger
    6-12 arbol chiles (optional)
    + Special equipment:
    Large pot deep enough for frying
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تعليقات • 3 757

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  2 أشهر قبل +1800

    I'm on Hot Ones! Go check it out!
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    • Nyan Cat
      Nyan Cat 14 أيام قبل

      I find it a crime punishable with jail time if you eat General Tso's chicken without fried rice.

    • Niubility
      Niubility أشهر قبل

      You need a larger saucepan for stir-fry's... 4:08 and this is why we cook with woks!

    • Konnor Bailey
      Konnor Bailey أشهر قبل

      Can you do a collaboration with good mythical morning

    • Sir Douglas Howel, 5th Seat
      Sir Douglas Howel, 5th Seat أشهر قبل

      instead of alcohol you could use anything tart/sugary.. pineapple juice, grape juice, almond extract,white grape juice... grats on the recovery bro.

    • fallinangels _
      fallinangels _ أشهر قبل

      Could I sub out the alcohol? I have a recovering alcoholic in my home. What would I use?

  • BasSSick
    BasSSick 15 ساعات قبل

    Guy's if you never make another recipe from this chanel, make this one!!! So worth it

  • Junyoung Kwon
    Junyoung Kwon 22 ساعات قبل

    OMG why would you salt the rice?

  • Royal Collectables
    Royal Collectables أيام قبل

    Hey Babish have you heard of dragon and phoenix dish? Everyone I talk to says it's just sweet and sour chicken and hot and sour pork. But I taste something different in the dish.

  • JLaP0413
    JLaP0413 أيام قبل

    45 minutes to order take out? Nah man, it’s “ok order ready in 10 minute” everyday except New Year’s Eve.

  • Jacob B
    Jacob B 2 أيام قبل

    The third dish I've now made because of your channel. The best one I've made yet! Thanks for the inspiration, It's really been a blast!

  • Lokita Besos
    Lokita Besos 4 أيام قبل

    Have you done orange chicken yet?

  • aserta
    aserta 4 أيام قبل +1

    Don't particularly get why you have to marinate every food you make. There's such a thing as too much salt...

  • CashDayYoung
    CashDayYoung 4 أيام قبل

    This took me all day to make

  • jacey small
    jacey small 5 أيام قبل

    Is there a video of you making Beef and Broccoli?

  • Max Chou
    Max Chou 6 أيام قبل

    ok who tf salts their rice lmao

  • MJA
    MJA 7 أيام قبل

    that looks awesome

  • Chris Andre
    Chris Andre 7 أيام قبل

    There’s never too much chicken

  • Alexander Gore
    Alexander Gore 7 أيام قبل +2

    You say "too easy to buy" -- but in the UK you can't find this, so it's awesome that I can make it now! :D

  • riner9
    riner9 7 أيام قبل

    Babish loves fond

  • Joseph Redmond
    Joseph Redmond 7 أيام قبل

    I was so unaware that people don’t season rice. Like I always salt my rice while cooking it.

  • BrokenGlassShimmerLikeStarDust
    BrokenGlassShimmerLikeStarDust 7 أيام قبل

    Been watching Babish for a while. Very curious about his watch. Does he wear it for the camera or is he just like that at home? And the shirts? Wouldn't he just wear like a T-shirt at home? Oh no wait cuz we see him... Chef John doesn't appear on camera so we only see him through reflections where he wears T-shirts. I don't know why I have these stupid questions. Forget I asked.

  • Austracy
    Austracy 8 أيام قبل +6

    Not enough sauce, you need extra to coat all the rice.

  • Kelsey Lauer
    Kelsey Lauer 8 أيام قبل

    Could you see about doing an episode about labels mean on certain foods as part of basics? As someone who took nutrition classes I quickly found that several labels don't mean what people think they mean (bonus points if you can find a registered dietician or fda person to come on your show!)

  • Nor Azwan
    Nor Azwan 8 أيام قبل

    Seasoned the rice? 😂

  • CmnKrr
    CmnKrr 9 أيام قبل

    It’s a shame I come here to learn to make stuff and I just end up getting hungry and forgetting. Love the videos tho

  • Jax Hollywood
    Jax Hollywood 9 أيام قبل

    I'm i the only one who boils rice with salt or is that weird?

  • Razzy Noah
    Razzy Noah 10 أيام قبل

    season the rice?????????????

  • Pdub Adub
    Pdub Adub 10 أيام قبل +1

    45 minutes for take out? Where you ordering from?

    • Dylan Mosley
      Dylan Mosley 6 أيام قبل

      Pdub Adub he does live in New York City

  • todd
    todd 11 أيام قبل

    The t is silent.

  • Heynah Mata
    Heynah Mata 11 أيام قبل

    Is oyster sauce ok for seasoning the rice? I don't really season it with salt or something

  • Senthil Kumaran
    Senthil Kumaran 11 أيام قبل

    Did he just put salt on rice?

  • Agent Callisto
    Agent Callisto 12 أيام قبل +1

    Made this tonight and the DH raved about it. Thanks Babish!

  • AvaKin Dante
    AvaKin Dante 12 أيام قبل +1

    I never complained about general tso chicken

  • Gavin Graf
    Gavin Graf 12 أيام قبل

    sesame seeds?

  • Joseph
    Joseph 12 أيام قبل

    He seriously should be paying j kenji lopez

  • TheBlackKnight1o1
    TheBlackKnight1o1 12 أيام قبل +1

    Let's get down with Basics!
    To defeat the Huns!

  • Eclair Eclair Eclair
    Eclair Eclair Eclair 13 أيام قبل

    This makes my schools General Tso's Chicken look like dog food, this has color and isn't just brown.

  • Michael Nixon
    Michael Nixon 13 أيام قبل

    Babish can you please make a video on how to make naan bread? Some of the best bread I've ever had was from an Afghanistan bakery.

  • Michael Maxwell
    Michael Maxwell 13 أيام قبل

    That’s an insane amount of ingredients to buy...

  • Wat
    Wat 14 أيام قبل +2

    Why in the hell would you season the rice with salt is my question

  • Bob Haring
    Bob Haring 14 أيام قبل

    Babish: Seasoning the rice with kosher salt


    Me: hol up

  • MR ÂistrellØ
    MR ÂistrellØ 15 أيام قبل

    Can you make something child friendly?

  • Hailey Rose
    Hailey Rose 15 أيام قبل

    I love your videos babish, However the one problem i have with this is that you did not toss your sauce and chicken in a wok. The sauce is suppose to be a slurry that thickens when tossed with the chicken

  • Ben Luvs Trains
    Ben Luvs Trains 15 أيام قبل

    I just call it imperial chicken lol

  • Xelotharr
    Xelotharr 15 أيام قبل +1

    I just recooked this. I have no idea how Gerneral Tso's version tastes like but holy cow this is definitely better.

  • Coleman Schwab
    Coleman Schwab 16 أيام قبل

    What kind of watch is he wearing ??

  • Thomas Murphy
    Thomas Murphy 18 أيام قبل

    im lucky the Gen Tso's at the joint down the street is killer

  • TheRealUnconnected
    TheRealUnconnected 19 أيام قبل

    Need to try this. We don't get General TSO's chicken in Australian Chinese restaurants. No fkn idea why it looks great.

  • Andrew Domingus
    Andrew Domingus 19 أيام قبل +5

    Okay but is there a substitute for vodka in the marinade? We all ain’t 21 😭

    • Uncouth Rapscallion
      Uncouth Rapscallion أيام قبل

      RainaR crispyness

    • RainaR
      RainaR 13 أيام قبل

      I just used water and it works pretty well, tbh idk what the difference vodka would make

    • Sharar Sifat
      Sharar Sifat 14 أيام قبل +1

      *laughs in canadian*

  • Zach Ediger
    Zach Ediger 19 أيام قبل

    I made this today in culinary school and chef was very impressed. I added some sauteed veggies to go with the chicken and rice. Had to make a few changes due to not having all the ingredients. best General tso's chicken ive ever eaten!!

  • Claire McGee
    Claire McGee 20 أيام قبل +2

    No bro. What are you doing with the rice 🙊😭

  • Zack R
    Zack R 20 أيام قبل

    Traditionally you put the corn starch first then the wet mix on the chicken.

  • Taco Time
    Taco Time 21 أيام قبل

    Alright so to begin, since we don’t have a house to make the food in, we will begin by making one

  • Pwebbles
    Pwebbles 21 أيام قبل +1

    Can you please make sweet and sour pork? It'd be fun to try and make at home, I think

  • GoggleKack
    GoggleKack 21 أيام قبل

    im not afraid of spicy things, they just ruin my eating experience.

  • Ken Roberts
    Ken Roberts 22 أيام قبل

    Sesame Seeds! you forgot the sesame seeds

  • Rosie Rolph
    Rosie Rolph 22 أيام قبل +1

    Why do I always watch these videos when I'm hungry and unable to make, or enjoy, any of it?

  • Dopamine
    Dopamine 22 أيام قبل

    My biggest complaint is when the chicken is dry and stringy. I only know 2 takeout places where that doesn't happen.

  • Dood Bob
    Dood Bob 23 أيام قبل

    1:50 Tiny Wisk!!

  • Coolio Ash
    Coolio Ash 24 أيام قبل

    suggestion for basics with babish: indian butter chicken, murgh makhani

  • It's Over 9000 Productions
    It's Over 9000 Productions 24 أيام قبل +5

    I've never seen someone put salt on the rice AFTER its been cooked.

  • Jacob Westphal
    Jacob Westphal 25 أيام قبل

    Sometimes I make this at work I don't bother dregding I use a deep fryer similar to how you'd make buffalo wings

  • Bobert 547
    Bobert 547 25 أيام قبل

    What can I use to replace the vodka. Im only 15 I cant buy alcohol.

    • ZeronFXL
      ZeronFXL 23 أيام قبل

      White grape juice mixed with lime juice

  • GOD
    GOD 25 أيام قبل

    "Imagine a brony creampieing your father."