General Tso's Chicken (Restaurant Quality) Recipe

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General Tso's Chicken (Restaurant Quality)
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  1. For the marinade and sauce: Whisk hoisin, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarchand water in bowl.
  2. Combine 6 tablespoons hoisin mixture and chicken in zipper-lock bag; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
  4. Cook garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add 2 cups hoisin mixture and simmer, whisking constantly, until dark brown and thickened, about 2 minute.
  6. Cover and keep sauce warm.
  7. For coating and frying: Whisk egg whites in shallow dish until foamy.
  8. Combine cornstarch, flour, baking soda, and remaining hoisin mixture in second shallow dish until mixture resembles course meal.
  9. Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with aper towels.
  10. Toss half of the chicken with egg whites until well coated, then dredge chicken in cornstarch mixture, pressing to adhere.
  11. Transfer coated chicken to plate and repeat with remaining chicken.
  12. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until oil registers 350 degrees.
  13. Fry half of the chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes, turning each piece halfway through cooking.
  14. Transfer chicken to paper towel-lined plate.
  15. Return oil to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining chicken.
  16. To serve: Warm sauce over medium-low heat until simmering, about 1 minute.
  17. Add crispy chicken and toss to coat.
  18. Serving over rice or noodles would be awesome!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1641.51 Kcal (6873 kJ)
Calories from fat 1365.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 151.76g 233%
Cholesterol 67.53mg 23%
Sodium 1350.6mg 56%
Potassium 412.09mg 9%
Total Carbs 54.22g 18%
Sugars 10.05g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1.43g 6%
Protein 27.28g 55%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 26.8mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 382.92 Kcal (1603 kJ)
Calories from fat 318.62 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.4g 233%
Cholesterol 15.75mg 23%
Sodium 315.06mg 56%
Potassium 96.13mg 9%
Total Carbs 12.65g 18%
Sugars 2.34g 40%
Dietary Fiber 0.33g 6%
Protein 6.36g 55%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 2%
Iron 0.1mg 3%
Calcium 6.2mg 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

  • 45.2
  • 47

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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