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General Tso's Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound chicken thighs, boned and cubed.
  • 3 eggs, beaten.
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tsp cornstarch.
  • 5 dried pepper pods.
  • 1-1/2 tbsp rice vinegar.
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine.
  • 3 tablespoons sugar.
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce.

Preparation:

  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the 1/2 cup of cornstarch and the eggs; add the chicken and toss to coat.
  • If the mixture bonds too well, add a number of vegetable oil to separate the pieces.
  • In a small bowl, prepare the sauce mixture by combining the 2 tablespoons cornstarch with the wine, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce.
  • Heat 1-2 inches of peanut-oil in a wok to medium-high heat (350 - 400 degrees).
  • Fry the chicken in small batches, just long sufficient to cook the chicken through.
  • Remove the chicken to absorbent paper and allow standing.
  • Leave a tablespoon or two of the oil in the wok.
  • Add the pepper pods to the oil and stir-fry briefly, awakening the aroma but not burning them.
  • Return the chicken to the wok and stir-fry until the portions are crispy brown.
  • Add the sauce-mixture to the wok, tossing over the heat until the sauce caramelizes into a glaze (1-2 minutes).
  • Serve immediately along with steamed broccoli and rice.


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