Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large bowl, thoroughly blend the 1/2 cup of cornstarch and the eggs; add the chicken and toss to coat. If the mixture bonds too well, add some vegetable oil to separate the pieces.
  • In a small bowl, prepare the sauce mixture by combining the 2 tsp cornstarch with the wine, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce.
  • First-Stage Frying: Heat 1-2 inches of peanut oil in a wok to medium-high heat (350-400o). Fry the chicken in small batches, just long enough to cook the chicken through. Remove the chicken to absorbent paper and allow to stand (this step can be performed well in advance, along with the sauce mixture, with both refrigerated).
  • Second-Stage Frying: Leave a tablespoon or two of the oil in the wok. Add the pepper pods to the oil and stir-fry briefly, awakening the aroma but not burning them. Return the chicken to the wok and stir-fry until the pieces are crispy brown.
  • The General's Favorite Sauce: Add the sauce-mixture to the wok, tossing over the heat until the sauce caramelizes into a glaze (1-2 minutes). Serve immediately. Serves 4, along with steamed broccoli and rice.

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  • wndwrd 5 years ago
    My grandson has a rare condition that doesnt allow any fat in his diet. Or very little anyway. So I used egg beaters and used very very little oil. Because of his diet restrictions, hes kind of a picky eater. But he LOVED this !!! lol Thank you so much for this recipie. It feels so good to be able to make something that he really enjoys.
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    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    Great post! This is my hubby's favorite dish when we go out for Chinese. It would be fun to re-create it at home. Thank you for sharing! - Natalie
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  • sas 5 years ago
    This turned out absolutely perfect. I really wasn't all that confident in the recipe but it worked. I think I may have made more than a lb. of chicken but that's o.k. The important part of this is the sauce. You need to follow directions and measure everything. I used 1/2 of the cooked chicken for the final dish. I am freezing the rest and I am confident that all I need to do is thaw it out and make the sauce and toss it in while it is caramelizing. This is nothing I would make often because I would eat it often. The next batch my son can make, I let him watch how I handled the chicken and the sauce. Very easy, very good, and just like the real thing. Actually it is the real thing. Thanks, Pal!! Sas
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  • sas 5 years ago
    That's easy enough! My son loves General Tso Chicken. Now he can make his own. Thanks-Sas
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  • mrtnzangel8 6 years ago
    I love making my own Chinese. Thanx for this easy-to-do recipe. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    My hubby's favorite also!! thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it at home...
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sounds great to me! I like chinese food.
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