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    Super-Easy General Tso Chicken

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    DragonFly2's Note:

    This is not authentic General Tso's Chicken, but it's a recipe I developed and it tastes quite similar. It's easy and requires no "odd" ingredients. You can either batter your chicken before adding to the sauce or just stir-fry your plain chicken, it's up to you. This makes plenty of sauce- I don't like dry General Tso's. After reading several reviews, I would just like to add that I must use VERY mild hot sauce, because I am definitely NOT someone who likes super-hot stuff and several have complained that it's too hot. I would have to say that it probably varies according to your brand of hot sauce, so be warned! :-)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix the soy sauce, water, hot sauce, sugar, boullion, and ginger in a saucepan and heat until boiling. Cut the heat down and simmer while you prepare the chicken.
    2. 2
      Take your chicken and cut into bite-size cubes. Now, at this point you can either use a boxed batter mix to add a coating on it (and deep-fry according to the box mix), or you can just stir-fry your plain chicken in a little oil until thoroughly cooked.
    3. 3
      Going back to your sauce, use the cornstarch in water to thicken it. Then add your cooked chicken. If you battered your chicken, it's ready to eat (don't leave the battered chicken too long before eating or it will get soggy). If you stir-fried plain chicken, use this time to simmer it awhile and prepare your veggies and rice.
    4. 4
      Serve this chicken over the veggies and rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 15, 2009

      55

      This was very good and very fast! I marinated chicken in egg whites and cornstarch then dusted it in cornstarch and fried. I was out of Tabasco so I used 3 Tbs of Chili sauce (the oriental kind) and followed everything else. It was good! It was hot but we like it hot! This is a diffenate keeper-

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    • on August 13, 2014

      45

      Pretty good for a similar version! <br/>I didn't have 6 T. of Tabasco, so I used a tablespoon and a half, then a tablespoon of Louisiana hot sauce. It was plenty hot! (For me anyways, my dad probably added some heat while I wasn't looking ;) <br/>I used xylitol instead of sugar, using equal amounts, plus about 4-6 extra tablespoons since I like it more sweet than spicy. I didn't have any chicken broth base or bouillon, so I threw in an extra tablespoon of water and some spices that I figured might go in chicken broth (dash of garlic, pinch of salt, shake or so of parsley.) It turned out great! Everyone loved it. I used normal soy sauce but I will probably try gluten-free next time with coconut aminos. I used broccoli instead of Chinese vegetables and that worked well too. <br/>Definitely going to keep this recipe.

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    • on May 13, 2014

      55

      I just got a text from Jesus Christ and he gives this thing 10 stars!

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    Nutritional Facts for Super-Easy General Tso Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (318 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 617.3
     
    Calories from Fat 34
    65%
    Total Fat 3.8 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 75.7 mg
    25%
    Sodium 3187.2 mg
    132%
    Total Carbohydrate 110.2 g
    36%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 51.1 g
    204%
    Protein 33.7 g
    67%

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