General Tsao's Chicken Recipe

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  1. To Make Sauce: In a large bowl combine 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Mix together. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white wine vinegar. Then add chicken broth and monosodium glutamate and stir all together until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. To Prepare Chicken: In a separate bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add 1 cup cornstarch and stir until chicken is evenly coated. Add oil to help separate chicken pieces. Divide chicken into small quantities and deep fry at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  3. To Make Mixture: Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add scallions and dried chile peppers and stir-fry briefly. Remove sauce from refrigerator and stir. Add sauce to wok. Then add fried chicken and cook until sauce thickens (add cornstarch or water as needed until sauce is as thick as you like it).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 780.67 Kcal (3269 kJ)
Calories from fat 395.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.97g 68%
Cholesterol 161.06mg 54%
Sodium 2932.95mg 122%
Potassium 819.16mg 17%
Total Carbs 49.27g 16%
Sugars 17.17g 69%
Dietary Fiber 1.66g 7%
Protein 50.73g 101%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 9%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 39.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 185.79 Kcal (778 kJ)
Calories from fat 94.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.47g 68%
Cholesterol 38.33mg 54%
Sodium 698.01mg 122%
Potassium 194.95mg 17%
Total Carbs 11.73g 16%
Sugars 4.09g 69%
Dietary Fiber 0.39g 7%
Protein 12.07g 101%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 9%
Iron 0.3mg 7%
Calcium 9.5mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.9
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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