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General Tso’s Chicken
    General Tso’s Chicken


    Servings: 8
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes
    Times are approximate


    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 and vinegar . 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.

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