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Monday, June 7, 2010

Classic Repeat : General Tso's Chicken

I have been missing in action! I have still been cooking but without the internet it is really hard to blog! We had this again a few nights ago and it was SOOO good. I think it was better than I have ever made it before because I followed the "heat" directions to a T! Only use 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and a FEW red pepper flakes and it is perfect!


1 Lb. chicken breasts (cut into 1" pieces)
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. "lite" soy sauce
1/4 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 c. white distilled vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely grated
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. cornstarch, mixed with 3 Tbsp. water
4 green onions, sliced

Dredge chicken in flour and fry in oil over medium heat (in a wok or a skillet) until golden brown and crispy. Drain excess oil. Sprinkle cayenne over the chicken and keep warm on low heat. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sauce ingredients (sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, garlic, and ginger) and heat gently. When sauce is smooth and sugar has dissolved, SLOWLY add cornstarch mixture and stir constantly until sauce has thickened to desired thickness. Pour sauce in the wok and stir to coat chicken. Stir in green onion and hot red pepper flakes (optional). Remove from heat and serve

*I cut some of the chicken into small strips too for variety. I used regular soy sauce at just under ¼ cup, sprinkled minced garlic in, and used ½ tsp. ground ginger.

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