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general tso's chinese chicken

a recipe by
Sarah Dolbow
Pittsville, MD

I have tried many recipes for General Tso's at home and this one is the best one I have made so far! I hope you enjoy it!

serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For general tso's chinese chicken

  • 1 lb pkg
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 5
    dried, red chilis
  • 3
    green onions, sliced thin (not white ends)
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
  • peanut or canola oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice wine
  • 4 Tbsp
    white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce (low salt can be used)
  • 2 tsp

How To Make general tso's chinese chicken

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine cornstarch and eggs. Mix well. Add chicken bits and coat thoroughly.
  • 2
    To make the sauce: In a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, rice wine, soy sauce, sugar, honey and cornstarch. Mix well and set aside.
  • 3
    Pour oil into deep fryer or cast iron skillet and heat to 375 degrees. Fry chicken bits until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
  • 4
    Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of oil to a wok or large skillet. Add dried chili peppers and stir fry for about 30 seconds. Add chicken bits to wok and stir fry with peppers for a couple minutes.
  • 5
    Add sauce to chicken in wok or skillet, stirring until sauce becomes thick and bubbly. Garnish with green onions and serve with jasmine rice.

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