Saturday, October 10, 2009

General Tso's Chicken

Recipe From: Favorite Family Recipes Blog
I made this once before as a stirfry and it was yuck. Second time around I used a fryer...SO GREAT!
1 lb chicken breasts (cut into 1" pieces)
vegetable oil (for frying)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup 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 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 with fried rice.

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