Joe's General Tso's Chicken

Joe's General Tso's Chicken

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"General Tso's Chicken is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavors. It is found in a lot of Chinese buffets and take-out places. You can try substituting gin for the rice wine if you'd like."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 865 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 865 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 52.6 g
  • 81%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.7g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 303 mg
  • 101%
  • Sodium:
  • 1208 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup of cornstarch until no lumps remain, then mix in the chicken until evenly coated in batter.
  3. In batches, carefully drop the chicken cubes into the hot oil one by one, cooking until the chicken turns golden brown and begins to float, about 3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Stir in the dried peppers, and cook for about 30 seconds until the color brightens. Add the chicken, and cook for a few minutes until the chicken turns a deep, golden brown. Stir the vinegar, rice wine, sugar, soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch together in a small bowl. Pour into the wok, and boil until the sauce thickens and is no longer cloudy, about 2 minutes. Garnish with green onions to serve.
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the batter ingredients. The actual amount of the batter consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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*~*Lori*~*
12/28/2009

Very good. The only thing different was that I used apple juice and regular vinegar. If you like you sauce to be saucy double or even triple the sauce recipe.

Chris Emerson
11/2/2009

I haven't tried other recipes yet but this one had ingredients I had on-hand (though I had to sub apple juice for both rice wine and rice vinegar) but the end result was pretty good! I think I need to cook in the oil longer next time but overall it was a great meal and leftovers just as good! Thank's Joe!

joe harrington
9/27/2010

I did some research online for substitutes for rice wine, if you don't have rice wine you can use gin instead. I've used it before and it worked pretty good.