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General Tsao's Chicken

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

This is an American, Chinese General Tao recipe that tastes just like the dish from a Chinese restaurant.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stir-Fry

Ingredients

SAUCE

2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/4 c
water
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp
ground ginger
3/4 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
soy sauce
2 Tbsp
apple cider (add if you like a 'tang' to your sauce)
1/2 c
chicken broth
1/4 tsp
onion powder

OTHER INGREDIENTS

2 large
boneless chicken breasts, semi frozen, sliced thin
1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1 c
vegetable oil (if frying in a wok)
1/8 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes (use more if you want more heat)
1 c
green onions, sliced
4 small
dried chilies, seeds removed (bird pepper or thai chilies are good)

Step-By-Step

1Mix sauce ingredients together. Cover and store in the fridge.
Slice semi-frozen chicken in thin slices.
Put oil in wok on med-high (375degree) heat.
2In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and pepper.
Using a few chicken pieces at a time, dip into flour mixture. Shake off excess (or use a sieve).
Put coated chicken pieces into hot oil. Fry up to a minute; until golden brown.
3Drain chicken pieces on paper towel.
Repeat until all chicken pieces are cooked.
4If using a wok, drain all but 1-2 T. of oil.
Put chili peppers and sliced onion in oil. Warm up peppers and onions on medium heat for a minute or two.
Slowly pour sauce into hot oil.
Stir constantly, until sauce thickens.
Turn off stove.
5Put cooked chicken pieces into sauce. Stir to coat chicken thoroughly.

Serve over hot rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom