General Tsao's Chicken II

A genuinely mouthwatering dish with an Asian kick that will knock your chopsticks off! Don't be fooled by other General Tsao impostors: this is simply the best Chinese chicken you will ever have. With a flair of peanut oil, a streak of sesame, a dash of orange, and a sweet spot for hot, this is sure to be a favorite. Just don't forget to deep-fry twice! Serve with steamed broccoli and white rice.

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 6 Servings
  • Prep
    25 mins
  • Cook
    25 mins
  • Serve in
    50 mins

Ingredients

  •   4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  •   1 egg
  •   1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  •   1 teaspoon salt
  •   1 teaspoon white sugar
  •   1 pinch white pepper
  •   1 cup cornstarch
  •   2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  •   3 tablespoons chopped green onion
  •   1 clove garlic, minced
  •   6 dried whole red chilies
  •   1 strip orange zest
  •   1/2 cup white sugar
  •   1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  •   3 tablespoons chicken broth
  •   1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  •   1/4 cup soy sauce
  •   2 teaspoons sesame oil
  •   2 tablespoons peanut oil
  •   2 teaspoons cornstarch
  •   1/4 cup water

Instructions

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