Chinese Imperial Palace's General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Chinese Imperial Palace's General Tso's Chicken

Penny Hall


This is my favorite chinese dish.

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20 Min


25 Min


1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sherry (white wine may be used as well)
1 can condensed chicken broth
3 lbs boneless skinless chicken--cut into chunks
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 egg--beaten
1 cup cornstarch
2 cups sliced green onions
8 small dried hot peppers--seeds removed (get these in the produce section of grocery store)

Directions Step-By-Step

Sauce: Put everytihng into a quart jar with a lid and shake it up, then
put in the fridge. Just shake it up again when you are ready to use it.

Meat: Mix chicken, soy sauce, and pepper. Stir in egg. Add cornstarch,
and mix until chicken pieces are coated. (It will look awfull at this

Deep fry 7 or 8 chicken pieces at a time in a 350 degree oil until chicken
pieces are crispy. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all chicken
chunks are fried.

Place a small amount of oil (1 tablespoon) in wok, and heat to 400
degrees. Add onions, peppers, and stir-fry about 30 seconds. Stir sauce
mixture, then add to wok. Cook until thick. If it gets too thick, add
water to right consistency. Add chicken to sauce in wok, and cook until
all is hot and bubbly.

Serve with fried or steamed rice. This does not reheat well, so eat in
one sitting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #main, #Dishes