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Old 06-03-2006, 06:56 PM   #1
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ISO recipe for Chinese chicken dish

Looking for a Chinese recipe: it's breaded crispy chicken pieces with a sweet and spicy sauce with some red Thai peppers in the sauce. It's sort of sesame chicken but the sweet and spicy sauce is what I need. Thanks.

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Old 06-03-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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Well, not sure if this will help but this is what I've been making and in totally in love with it....

3 whole boneless chicken breasts

Marinade:
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cooking wine or dry sherry
a few drops of sesame oil
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour)
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Sauce for Sesame Chicken:
1/2 cup water
1 cup chicken broth
1/8 cup vinegar (Guide notes: I find that a little low. It all depends on how sweet you want the sauce; for a sweeter sauce use less vinegar)
1/4 cup cornstarch (corn flour)
1 cup sugar
2 TB dark soy sauce
2 TB sesame oil
1 tsp chili paste, or more if desired
1 clove garlic (minced)

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

3 1/2 - 4 cups peanut oil for deep-frying


Directions:



Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.

To prepare the sauce: mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Pour them into a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken.

To deep-fry the chicken: add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken.

Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil.

Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve the Sesame Chicken with rice.
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:13 PM   #3
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That sounds like Szechuan chicken. I'll see if I can find a recipe for you to see if it is.

http://chinesefood.about.com/od/szec...uanchicken.htm
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:11 PM   #4
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Just saw some pics of Szechuan chicken but it's not what I'm looking for. The chicken is breaded and fried (looks just like sesame chicken - http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...n&fr=&ei=UTF-8) but it has a sweet and very spicy Thai chili sauce. Thank you and hope one of us finds this recipe and it's name.
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:31 PM   #5
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Sounds like it might be General Tao's Chicken, I think that's the correct spelling, give that a searce.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:20 PM   #6
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I agree it does sound like General Tso's chicken. That dish is one of my favorites. In the links below is a couple of recipes for General Tso's Chicken.

General Tso's Chicken

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...pe-22501.html?
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:04 AM   #7
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Sorry, but, the Szechuan chicken that I have eaten is breaded and fried. It just sounded the same. Hope you find what your looking for.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:34 AM   #8
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Yes, it's General Tso Chicken. I searched it and it looks just like the recipe I'm looking for. Thank you so much. Txgirl, I will give yours a try as well.
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"Szechuan" chicken will be different everywhere you go. It's a region of China, like Hunan and Shanghai.

A dish called "Hunan chicken" will probably come with black bean sauce, "Szechuan chicken" will probably have hot peppers and "Cantonese chicken" will probably have a mild white sauce.

Like "Southwest Chicken" might be grilled and spiced with cumin and chili powder, "Southern chicken" might be fried and "New England chicken" might be, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ boiled with cabbage?

What you describe could be all kinds of things. Genral Gao's. Orange Chicken. Sesame Chicken. Or about 5 other things on the menu at my favorite chinese place.

Can you be more specific about how it tastes, what other ingredients are in it and how it's prepared?
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Old 06-05-2006, 12:54 PM   #10
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..."New England chicken" might be, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ boiled with cabbage?...

Spoken like a true transplant... New England gets no respect...
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