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    General Tso's Chicken

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    This is Fuschia Dunlop's version of the popular General Tso's, different from the American versions as it is not really sweet.

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    Sauce Ingredients

    Ingredients for the chicken

    Other Ingredients

    • 6 -10 dried hot red chili peppers
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • scallion, sliced thinly, for garnish
    • peanut oil (for frying)
    • rice, for serving


    1. 1
      Stir together ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
    2. 2
      Trim the chicken of sinew and fat; and cut meat into 1/4" slices.
    3. 3
      Whisk together soy sauces and egg yolk, then stir in the potato/corn starch and 2 teaspoons peanut oil and add to the chicken; Set aside.
    4. 4
      Snip the peppers and discard seeds; cut the peppers into small pieces.
    5. 5
      Heat enough oil in wok to deep fry to 350F-400°F., and fry chicken in batches until golden, then drain.
    6. 6
      Use a different wok, or clean the one you fried in when oil cools enough to handle.
    7. 7
      Add 2 tablespoons of peanut oil and add hot peppers, cooking until they are fragrant but do not allow to burn (this can happen very quickly).
    8. 8
      Add the ginger and garlic, stir once, and add the sauce and stir until it thickens.
    9. 9
      Return the chicken to the wok and stir until it is coated evenly.
    10. 10
      At the very last, stir in the sesame oil and top with scallions, and serve at once with rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 15, 2009


    • on March 18, 2008


      I really enjoyed this, next time i might add a half tsp of sugar. Not to make it sweet, just balance the vinegar. Apart from that it was delicious

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    • on February 19, 2008



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    Nutritional Facts for General Tso's Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (360 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 345.2
    Calories from Fat 124
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    Cholesterol 237.3 mg
    Sodium 1012.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 2.6 g
    Protein 38.4 g

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