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Old 11-24-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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General Tso Chicken

10 to 12 ounces of chicken cut into 3/4 inch pieces (I used breast but thighs are good)
1 Tablespoon of lightly crushed roasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon cooking wine
1 teaspoon soy sauce
pinch salt
pinch white pepper
2 teaspoon cornstarch
Mix all of the above and marinade for 30 minutes

For Sauce:
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 Tablespoon cooking wine
1/2 Tablespoon Hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon black vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil

For Thickening slurry
1 Tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tablespoon water

Dredge chicken flour until lightly coated (shake off excess) and fry in 350 F oil until golden brown. Fry in small batches.

Pour off all but 1 or 2 Tablespoons of oil and add
3 or 4 dried red chili peppers
2 teaspoons minced ginger
Fry until fragrant then add sauce and bring to a boil then add slurry and mix well. Return chicken to wok and coat with sauce.

Plate and garnish with green onion and sesame seeds

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Old 11-25-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
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Looks great! Your recipe calls for cooking wine. Are using Shaoxing cooking wine?
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Looks great! Your recipe calls for cooking wine. Are using Shaoxing cooking wine?
I use Shaoxing wine but not everyone has access to it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:09 PM   #4
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Dry sherry is a good substitute.
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Dry sherry is a good substitute.
That is what we used to use until I found a source for Shaoxing.
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james - looks great. What kind of Wok do you have? do you like it?

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james - looks great. What kind of Wok do you have? do you like it?

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I have several but this one is my favorite traditional cast iron wok

Second favorite Iron/Enamel Classic Wok
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Are those arbol chiles?
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Are those arbol chiles?
The ones that I used were very similar.
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General Tso Chicken 10 to 12 ounces of chicken cut into 3/4 inch pieces (I used breast but thighs are good) 1 Tablespoon of lightly crushed roasted sesame seeds 1 teaspoon cooking wine 1 teaspoon soy sauce pinch salt pinch white pepper 2 teaspoon cornstarch Mix all of the above and marinade for 30 minutes For Sauce: 1/4 cup chicken stock 1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 Tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 Tablespoon cooking wine 1/2 Tablespoon Hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon black vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon sesame oil For Thickening slurry 1 Tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tablespoon water Dredge chicken flour until lightly coated (shake off excess) and fry in 350 F oil until golden brown. Fry in small batches. Pour off all but 1 or 2 Tablespoons of oil and add 3 or 4 dried red chili peppers 2 teaspoons minced ginger Fry until fragrant then add sauce and bring to a boil then add slurry and mix well. Return chicken to wok and coat with sauce. Plate and garnish with green onion and sesame seeds [url=https://flic.kr/p/pZNJ7t][img]https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3949/15750362751_2937975659_b.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/pZNJ7t]General Tso Chicken[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/40726522@N02/]powerplantop[/url], on Flickr 3 stars 1 reviews
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