GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN

 

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Ingredients

  • General Tso's Chicken
  • 3/4 lb Boneless chicken breast
  • 2 ts Dark soy sauce
  • 2 ts Rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 ts Finely chopped ginger root
  • 1 ts Cornstarch
  • 1 ts Sesame oil
  • 1/3 c Oil, preferably peanut
  • 2 Dried red chiles
  • - cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tb Chopped fresh orange peel OR
  • 2 ts - dried citrus peel
  • -(soaked & coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 ts Roasted Sichuan peppercorns
  • * (finely ground), optional
  • 2 ts Dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Sesame oil

Directions

  • CUT CHICKEN INTO THIN SLICES 2 inches long, cutting against the grain. Put
  • it into a bowl together with the soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, ginger,
  • cornstarch and 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Mix well, and then let the mixture
  • marinate for about 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet until
  • it is very hot. Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon.
  • Add it to the pan and stir-fry it for 2 minutes until it browns. Remove it
  • and leave to drain in a colander or sieve. Pour off most of the oil,
  • leaving about 2 teaspoons. Reheat the pan over a high heat and then add the
  • dried chiles. Stir-fry them for 10 seconds, and then return the chicken to
  • the pan. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir-fry for 4 minutes, mixing
  • well. Serve the dish at once.

Notes

Categories: Asian 

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