General Tsao's Chicken

  • 3 lbs deboned dark chicken meat, cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 cups sliced green onions
  • 16 small dried hot peppers
Sauce :
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch, blended with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced ginger root
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cooking wine
  • 1 1/2 cup hot chicken broth
  • 1 tsp MSG. (optional)
Directions :
  1. Mix sauce’s ingredients and stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. In separate bowl, mix chicken, soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add cornstarch and mix until chicken pieces are coated evenly. Add enough vegetable oil to help separate chicken pieces.
  3. Divide chicken into small quantities and deep fry at 350°F until
    crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Place a small amount of oil in hot wok and heat until hot.
  5. Add onions and peppers and stirfry briefly.
  6. Stir sauce and add to wok. Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens. Serve with rice.

1 comment:

  1. Hello there.. love your recipes but as an Australian currently living in the Middle East - we cannot get cooking wine... is there an alternative you could suggest or can I just leave it out altogether?
    Thanks for the feedback! :))
    Kind regards, Helen