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Chinese Recipe : General Tsao's Chicken


  • 3 lbs deboned dark chicken meat, cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 cups sliced green onions
  • 16 small dried hot peppers

Sauce :

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch, blended with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced ginger root
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cooking wine
  • 1 1/2 cup hot chicken broth
  • 1 tsp MSG. (optional)

Directions :
  1. Mix sauce’s ingredients and stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. In separate bowl, mix chicken, soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add cornstarch and mix until chicken pieces are coated evenly. Add enough vegetable oil to help separate chicken pieces.
  3. Divide chicken into small quantities and deep fry at 350°F until
    crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Place a small amount of oil in hot wok and heat until hot.
  5. Add onions and peppers and stirfry briefly.
  6. Stir sauce and add to wok. Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens. Serve with rice.

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There are 5 comments
Aliyah – Washington DC
October 10, 2010 - 14:58

Mommy is cooking it now, SMELLS YUMMY!!

August 20, 2010 - 07:08
Subject: General Tsao's Chicken

WOW!! Made this chicken last night. I could not believe how good it was. The only thing different i did was to omit the dried red peppers (could not find them). Will be making this again and again. Served with Jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. Thanks

July 17, 2010 - 18:12
Subject: WonderFul..

First time trying my hand at Asian cooking and this 1st dish turned out prefect. Fan on this site

Raven Crowe – Illinois
April 07, 2010 - 14:22
Subject: Yum

I cannot wait to use this recipe. It looks sooo good! Hello dinner! I bet it's super tastey!

Ron – Oakley,MI
March 04, 2010 - 17:50
Subject: General Tsao's Chicken

This was a very good recipe my kids loved it. I added broccoli like a local place does.

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