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General Tso’s Chicken

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General Tso's Chicken
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Category: Main Dishes, Chicken

Cuisine: Asian

Servings: 8

General Tso's Chicken

    General Tso's Chicken
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon M.S.G. (optional)
  • 3 pounds dark deboned chicken meat cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 2 cups scallions, diced
  • 16 small dried hot peppers

To make sauce, mix cornstarch and water together. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and wine. Then add chicken broth and M.S.G. and stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.

In separate bowl, mix chicken, soy sauce and pepper. Stir in egg. Add cornstarch until chicken is coated evenly. Add oil to help separate chicken pieces.

Divide chicken into small quantities and deep-fry at 350° until crispy. Drain on a paper towel.

Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add scallions and peppers and stir-fry briefly. Stir sauce; add to wok.

Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens. Add either cornstarch or water as needed. Serve with rice.

Serves 6 – 8.

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

General Tso's Chicken

Serves 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 658.41 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.81 g 52%
Saturated Fat 3.7 g 18.5%
Trans Fat 0.11 g
Cholesterol 140.41 mg 46.8%
Sodium 1523.98 mg 63.5%
Total Carbohydrate 46.44 g 15.5%
Dietary Fiber 1.44 g 5.8%
Sugars 20.55 g
Protein 40.84 g
Vitamin A 6.89 % Vitamin C 10.29 %
Calcium 5.43 % Iron 14.77 %

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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