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General Tso's Chicken  

The general makes a good chicken! Spicy, fried bits of chicken marinated in soy sauce and ginger.

Cal: 358 Fat: 27g Carbs: 4g Protein: 24g Fiber: 1g
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Original recipe serves 4

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil ; sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce ; divided
  • 2 chili pepper ; red, dried, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 pound chicken ; boneless skinless breast, cut into thin 2 inch strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • You will also need: wok

    Directions

    In a large bowl, combine rice wine, ginger, 1 tsp of sesame oil, 2 tsp soy sauce and cornstarch. Add chicken, and mix well to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet or wok. Use a slotted spoon to remove chicken from the marinade, and add to skillet. Fry for about 2 minutes or until browned. Pour off most of the oil, leaving about 2 teaspoons. Remove chicken and drain in a colandar. Reheat skillet over high heat and add the chiles, frying for about 10 seconds. Add the chicken, remaining 2 tsp of soy sauce, salt, sugar, and remaining 1/2 tsp of sesame oil. Mix well, and stir fry for additional 4 minutes. Serve hot. Serves 4.

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