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Chinese: General Tsao's Chicken

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Category: Main Dish, Meat, Poultry, Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Boneless chicken breasts cut
  • -into 1 in pieces
  • 3 tb Soy suace
  • 3 tb Cornstarch
  • 1 Egg white beaten until
  • -frothy
  • 1 c Veg. oil
  • 3 Hot dried chili peppers,
  • -broken in half
  • 2 Cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Piece ginger root (1 in)
  • -peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tb White wine vinegar
  • 1 tb White wine
  • 1 ts Cornstarch
  • 1 ts Sesame oil
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Brown sugar


Wow, with over a dozen Chinese or Oriental cookbooks, I had a hard time
finding this recipe! It is probably called something else (like spicy fried
chicken) and I really do have a dozen recipes.
:) This one is from _Elegant_ Entertaining_Cookbook_ by Myra Sable of
Sable and Rosenfeld, Bantam books.

General Tsao was a real person, general and poet who lived in China 155-220

rn e in the frig for 1 hour.

Heat the oil in a wok. Deep fry the chicken, a few pieces at a time, about
1 minute or until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Pour all
but 2 TB of the oil out of the wok.

To the oil in the wok, add the chili peppers, garlic and ginger, stir-fry 2

In a small bowl, combine the remaining soy sauce, vinegar, white wine and 1
tea cornstarch, mix until smooth. Stir in sugar, sesame oil and salt. Pour
into wok, cook, stirring for 2 minutes until thickened.

Return chicken pieces to wok, mix well and serve.

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