General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's Chicken

General Tsos Chicken
General Tsos Chicken

"General Tso’s chicken, crisp chunks of deep fried chicken breast dunked in hot and sour sauce is an American Chinese dish. It has as many various names as many recipes for it, most far too complicated. This is just two-stage one: coat and fry the chicken - toss it with the sauce. And making the sauce is easier than buying bottled. The crudest version I’ve seen involves dunking fried chicken in ketchup. In the more sophisticated ones there is a controversy whether to use egg yolk or egg white to help crust the chicken: I’ve tried both and can vouch for egg yolk. I didn’t use sugar at all but many recipes recommend adding it to the sauce; I thought the thing was calorific enough as it was."

Notestags: ethnic, stir fry, deep fry, chicken, chinese, asian, ethnic, copycat

Serves4

Preparation Time1 hr

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