RECIPES

General Tso’s chicken with garlic chive and mushroom noodles

General Tso’s chicken with garlic chive and mushroom noodles

How hot do you like it? This version of the take-out classic is fiery but utterly delicious.

Ingredients

For the sauce

For the chicken

  • 1 tbsp potato flour or cornflour
  • 350g/12oz (4 small) chicken thighs, deboned, skinned and cut into 1x2.5cm/½x1in strips
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 5 dried Sichuan chillies
  • 1 onion, cut into 2cm/¾in cubes
  • 1 large red pepper, seeds removed, cut into 2cm/¾in cubes
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 4 spring onions, cut into 2cm/¾in pieces
  • 75g/2½oz peanuts, toasted and chopped
  • sea salt and ground white pepper
  • toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

For the noodles

  • 300g/10½oz thin egg noodles
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 100g/3½oz Chinese garlic chives, cut on an angle to 5mm/¼in pieces
  • 100g/3½oz dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes, stem discarded, cut into 5mm/¼in strips
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 tbsp mushroom sauce or oyster sauce
  • pinch caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium light soy sauce
  • handful of beansprouts
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced, to garnish (optional)