energy
392.73 kcal
Lipid
13.59 g
Protein
34.5 g
total time
40 min
Mean Guy's General Tso's Chicken

Cooking directions
1) In a large bowl, thoroughly blend the 1/2 cup of cornstarch and the eggs (previously beaten); add the chicken (cubed) and toss to coat.

2) If the mixture is too thick, add some vegetable oil to separate the pieces.

3) In a small bowl, prepare the sauce mixture by combining the 2 tsp cornstarch with the rice wine, rice vinegar, sugar and soy sauce.

4) First-Stage Frying: Heat 1-2 inches of peanut oil in a wok to medium-high heat (350-400).

5) Fry the chicken in small batches, just long enough to cook the chicken through.

6) 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).

7) Second-Stage Frying: Leave a tablespoon or two of the oil in the wok.

8) Add the pepper pods to the oil and stir-fry briefly, awakening the aroma but not burning them.

9) Return the chicken to the wok and stir-fry until the pieces are crispy brown.

10) 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).

11) Serve immediately.

12) Serves 4, along with steamed broccoli and rice.

Note: In order to get the autentic chinese taste, use rice vinegar (1.5 tbsp) and rice wine (2 tbsp). Rise wine is not included in the ingrediet list.


Ingredients

1.5 Tbsp Vinegar - distilled

45 g Granulated (white) sugar

1 lbs Chicken thigh - skinless (dark meat)

0.5 Cup Cornstarch

5 Pepper Hot chili peppers, green - canned, pods, excluding seeds, solids and liquids

3 large Whole egg

3 Tbsp Soy sauce made from soy (tamari)

Stages

Fry - 20m

Preparation - 20m

Nutrition by portion

Water
203.29g
Energy
392.73kcal
Protein
34.5g
Lipid total
13.59g
Ash
6.28g
Carbohydrates
31.71g
Fiber
1.44g
Sugar total
14.42g
Calcium
65.73mg
Iron
3.33mg
Magnesium
53.29mg
Phosphorus
389.42mg
Potassium
583.94mg
Sodium
2305.74mg
Zinc
2.98mg
Copper
0.24mg
Manganese
0.24mg
Selenium
55.72µg
Vitamin C
62.05mg
Thiamin
0.18mg
Riboflavin
0.64mg
Niacin
7.63mg
Pantothenic acid
1.33mg
Vitamin B6
0.79mg
Total folate
54.72µg
Folic acid
0µg
Food folate
54.72µg
Folate
54.72µg
Choline total
271.58mg
Vitamin B12
1.94µg
Vitamin A
1034.35iu
Vitamin A
145.5rae
Retinol
112.65µg
Alpha carotene
12.78µg
Beta carotene
374.13µg
Beta cryptoxanthin
33.28µg
Lycopene
0µg
Lutein and zeaxanthin
738.69µg
Vitamin E
1.44mg
Vitamin D
1.35µg
Vitamin D
55.42iu
Vitamin K
11.43µg
Polyunsaturated Fats
4.1g
Monounsaturated Fats
5.15g
Saturated Fat
2.59g
Cholesterol
465.04mg
recipe_nutrition_refuse_pct
29.28%