tastes like chicken
Many thanks go out to heather in europe for pointing me in the direction of this very tasty recipe.
General Tao's Tofu
You read right, that's tofu in there. What? You don't like tofu? You may just change your mind after you try it done this way. I adore tofu in any form, but this was especially good. Even self-professed tofu-hater Mr. M had two helpings.
I rarely follow a recipe word for word and this one is very flexible. I doubled the delicious sauce and added a whole bunch more vegetables - red, yellow and green peppers, carrots, mushrooms and red onions. If I had had any broccoli on hand it would have made its way in there as well. In its original form the recipe is tailored to vegan/vegetarian diets. Since we are a family of omnivores, I used a real egg to coat the tofu and used chicken stock in the sauce because that's what I had in my cupboard.
And don't tell, but if you still can't get your head around the idea of eating tofu, I'm sure this would be equally good with chicken.