General Tso's Chicken

  • chuckieb 2 years ago
    General Tsos Chicken
    Well.....Luisa had me when she said "Better than take out", so I tried it...and she's right! :) Super yummy recipe. I'd highly recommend it.
    Two things shine. #1 The flavour is spot on and #2, the texture is excellent. I guess it's the chicken put into the egg wash marinade then tossed in cornstarch and then panfried that does it. The coating is sweet and yummy and crispy. I have tried other General Tso's recipes on GR before but this one is hand's down the best.
    I probably added the marinated chicken to less than a cup of cornstarch so my chicken pieces didn't need the starch excess shook off of them as the cornstarch just kind of melded into the marinade more 'coating' the chicken. Perhaps it'd be even crispier if I had done the whole cup but as I say, I loved how the texture turned out anyway. :)
    In the second last paragraph of her instructions she says to add the dried chilis and the garlic to the wok but I didn't see reference to that in the ingredient list. There was garlic listed in the sauce ingredients and since I had it in there I didn't add more at the end. It still had plenty of flavour.
    Top notch recipe. Kudos to the Chef! :)
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  • Good4U 2 years ago said:
    Janet, What a beautiful yummy looking pic! I had not bookmarked but now it is. Thanks for the big thumbs up on this it recipe. When I make I will most likely hold back a bit more on the chilis for our taste buds. Once again a great post from Luisa with directions bang on:-)
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  • frankieanne 2 years ago said:
    What an absolutely gorgeous picture! I've never had General Tso's Chicken but the list of ingredients sure looks good. Kudos to you, too, Chuckie!! :)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 2 years ago said:
    Oh my Frankie, you are missing out! It's sweet and sticky goodness! I've only made it once with great results from a recipe from AR, but eat it often take out :) This one sounds delicious!
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  • mrpiggy 2 years ago said:
    Chuckie, that looks delicious. I havent had Gereral Tso's chicken in ages. Never tried making it. Looking at your pic makes me think its time to give it a try. Thanks for the heads up
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  • mommyluvs2cook 2 years ago said:
    Oh by the way I got caught up in the moment and forgot to say, BEAUTIFUL picture!!!
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  • chuckieb 2 years ago said:
    Thanks guys! :)
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  • NPMarie 2 years ago said:
    Looks amazing Janet!!!
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  • luisascatering 2 years ago said:
    I'm making this tonight and JUST SAW this! I'm soooo happy you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for such a nice review :-)
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  • frankieanne 2 years ago said:
    Lots of chicken cooking going on around here tonight. :)
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