General Tso’s Lasagna

General Tso’s Lasagna

The dirtier the Chinese restaurant the better the food.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If your local Chinese hot-spot doesn’t have a booth or corner of the restaurant converted into some sort of daycare/home school situation I don’t want anything to fucking do with it. General Tso’s Lasagna isn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done but its probably the smartest thing I’ve ever done. Easy as fuck to make, flavorful & filling. This is really just a recipe for how to make the chicken that you’ll be using so lets get into that.

1 1/2 lb Boneless Chicken Thighs, cubed
Oil for frying
2 tbsp minced ginger
2 tbsp micned garlic
1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
1/4 cup cornstarch

Make your sauce. Mix all these fuckin ingredients together. This sauce is legit as fuck so make feel free to double the recipe.

3 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
3 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Water
3 tbsp Corn Syrup
1 tbsp Cornstach
1 tbsp Chili Crisp
2 tsp Hoisin

Coat the chicken in cornstarch. Fry in oil until you reach an internal temp of 165°. Place fried chicken in a large frying on med-high heat with garlic, ginger & chili paste. Toss it around and shit for a few minutes. Add 1 cup of the sauce mixture and cook until the chicken is coated and the sauce has thickened the fuck up.
When it comes to the layering of the lasagna you can do whatever the fuck you would like. The pan I was using wasn’t very large so I didn’t have a lot of room to play with. Lay down layer of noodles and top with your first layer ingredients. I went with white rice. I mixed 2 cups of cooked and cooled white right with 1 egg. This will help bind it or some shit.
For the next layer I just went with some blanched broccoli. Had myself a little bit of that killer generals sauce left so I drizzled it over the broccoli.
I really wanted to do a crab rangoon filling-type cheese for the layer of cheese – and it pretty much was minus the crab. Mix about 1 1/2 cups of ricotta with 1 egg and a handful of green onion.
Top with your chicken, cover and bake at 375 for about an hour. Garnish with seeds and green onion.
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