Homemade General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Homemade General Tso's Chicken
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  1. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and place into an air tight container.
  2. Mince garlic, ginger, and add to chicken followed by soy sauce, sesame oil, the 1bsp. sugar, and black pepper and marinate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  3. Combine flour and cornstarch into a resealable bag and shake well.
  4. Beat eggs into a separate dish.
  5. In a medium bowl mix remaining ingredients of garlic, ginger,sambal, sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, and sweet chili sauce.
  6. Heat oil in skillet to about 350 degrees.
  7. Dip each piece of chicken into egg allowing it to drip off.
  8. Dredge each piece in flour and cornstarch mixture shaking off excess.
  9. Drop into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  10. In a separate pan add sauce mixture and heat slowly.
  11. As chicken pieces are done frying add to sauce and toss gently.
  12. Continue until all pieces are fried and sauced.
  13. Enjoy.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 579.69 Kcal (2427 kJ)
Calories from fat 325.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.21g 56%
Cholesterol 100.38mg 33%
Sodium 1137.72mg 47%
Potassium 604.98mg 13%
Total Carbs 49.81g 17%
Sugars 5.86g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5.18g 21%
Protein 12.31g 25%
Vitamin C 9.3mg 15%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 36.3mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 230.56 Kcal (965 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.4g 56%
Cholesterol 39.92mg 33%
Sodium 452.5mg 47%
Potassium 240.62mg 13%
Total Carbs 19.81g 17%
Sugars 2.33g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2.06g 21%
Protein 4.9g 25%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 15%
Iron 0.6mg 8%
Calcium 14.4mg 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

  • 13.8
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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