General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

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General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

This General Tso’s Chicken Recipe takes a little bit of time but it is pretty simple. The thing I liked about this recipe, is that  it doesn’t call for the dried red chili peppers. We live in a small town, and it was impossible to find these in the store. This recipe is very popular in the Asian buffets and I had to give it a try. You can use the red pepper flakes to turn up the heat as much as you would like. I used a deep fryer to fry the chicken, which worked out very well, but if you don’t have a deep fryer; I am sure a frying pan or a wok would work just as well. Serve Generals Tso’s Chicken over rice and its like bringing part of the Asian Buffet home. Enjoy

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General Tso’s Chicken Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • Chicken
  • 2 lb’s boneless, skinless chicken thighs( cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 3 large egg whites (whisked or beaten until foamy)
  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch
  • cup all purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • Cooking Oil for frying
  • Sauce
  • cup Hoisin sauce
  • cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (minced)
  • Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Garnish
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • Sesame seed
  1. Sauce
  2. I a bowl mix all the sauce ingredients together except for the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.
  3. In oil, sauté the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes until flavors are combined. (about one minute)
  4. Stir in the Hoisin sauce mixture, stirring constantly until sauce is dark brown, and thickened. Remove from heat; set aside and cover.
  5. Chicken
  6. Combine cornstarch, baking soda and flour in a shallow dish. Dip the chicken pieces into the beaten egg whites, then roll in the cornstarch mixture until completely coated.
  7. Deep fry chicken at 375F for 3-5 minutes until golden brown- transferring to a toweling lined plate or platter to drain.
  8. Reheat the sauce to the boiling point, mix in the chicken pieces and toss them to coat.
  9. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

General Tso’s Chicken



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  1. The amount of white vinegar in this recipe is way too much!!! I would be very cautious when making this recipe and add small amounts of vinegar to taste.

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