General Tsao's Chicken Recipe

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Submitted by annaoj412

Makes 3 servings



modified from http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/general-tsaos-chicken/Detail.aspx

Recipe Ingredients for General Tsao's Chicken

10 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/8 cup water
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 egg
1/2 white onion, chopped
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Recipe Directions for General Tsao's Chicken

  1. Directions copied from http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/general-tsaos-chicken/Detail.aspx:

  2. To Make Sauce: In a large bowl combine 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Mix together. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white wine vinegar. Then add chicken broth and monosodium glutamate and stir all together until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.

  3. To Prepare Chicken: In a separate bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add 1 cup cornstarch and stir until chicken is evenly coated. Add oil to help separate chicken pieces. Divide chicken into small quantities and deep fry at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until crispy. Drain on paper towels.

  4. To Make Mixture: Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add scallions and dried chile peppers and stir-fry briefly. Remove sauce from refrigerator and stir. Add sauce to wok. Then add fried chicken and cook until sauce thickens (add cornstarch or water as needed until sauce is as thick as you like it).

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 248.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
536
Calories from Fat
241
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.8g
41%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
146mg
49%
Sodium
1367mg
57%
Potassium
364mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
41.0g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
18.0g
Protein
31.4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • High in sodium
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