General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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General Tso's Chicken
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  1. Whisk together thoroughly the egg and cornstarch.
  2. Add pieces of chicken, turning to coat evenly.
  3. In wok or deep-fat fryer, heat 2 inches of oil to 350°F.
  4. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time until lightly browned and just cooked through.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Combine sauce ingredients, mixing well. Set aside.
  7. Remove all but 1 T of oil from wok and heat until hot.
  8. Add chili peppers and cook until blackened.
  9. Add onions and stir-fry about one minute.
  10. Add garlic and ginger, cooking briefly, but do not brown.
  11. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  12. Add deep-frying oil back into wok and heat to 400°F.
  13. Return chicken to wok and cook until crisp and golden brown.
  14. Drain on paper towels.
  15. Remove oil from wok.
  16. Put the sauce back in the wok with the onions and peppers.
  17. Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly.
  18. Add chicken and cook, stirring until well coated and heated through.
  19. Serve over rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 583 Kcal (2441 kJ)
Calories from fat 458.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50.94g 78%
Cholesterol 159.83mg 53%
Sodium 1638.16mg 68%
Potassium 241.73mg 5%
Total Carbs 10.65g 4%
Sugars 3.6g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.57g 2%
Protein 15.89g 32%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 28.5mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 264.38 Kcal (1107 kJ)
Calories from fat 207.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.1g 78%
Cholesterol 72.48mg 53%
Sodium 742.89mg 68%
Potassium 109.62mg 5%
Total Carbs 4.83g 4%
Sugars 1.63g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.26g 2%
Protein 7.21g 32%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 5%
Iron 0.4mg 5%
Calcium 12.9mg 3%

* 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

  • 15.8
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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