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General Tso's chicken
Serves 4

4 large chicken legs
1 egg
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 green onions
1 1/2 tbsps light soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsps mushroom soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsps rice wine or dry sherry
2 1/2 inch piece frsh ginger
3 tbsps chicken bouillon
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp brown sugar
grinding of fresh pepper

1 tsp rice or cider vinegar
1/2 tbsp chilli paste
1 tsp sesame oil (optional)

Bone and cut the chicken into 1/2 inch pieces, combine it with the
egg, oil and cornstarch. Combine the ingredients for Sauce 1. Warm
2 serving dishes, one lined with paper towel, in a 250 degree oven.
Fill a wok to a depth of 1 1/2 to 2 inches with oil, heat to high
(400deg), or a day-old cube of bread browns in just under a minute.
Heat for another 4 mins. Put the chicken pieces in the oil, then
stir fry for 3 mins. Remove the chicken, and keep warm in the
paper-lined dish in the oven.

Empty the oil from the wok, reduce the heat to medium (350deg) and
stir in Sauce 1. As soon as it bubbles, stir in the chicken.
Sprinkle sauce 2 over the chicken, stir fry for another minute,
then turn into the warm serving dish. Scrape the sauce over the
chicken, and serve at once.


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General tsos chicken flopped, March 22, 2006 - 01:37 PM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Virginia Beach
I made the chicken according to the directions and it tasted nothing like the General Tsos Chicken I order from the local resteraunt. I am cinfused as to hoe someone could claim this to be a recipe for general Tsos when clearly it doesn't taste anything like it. I thought that it tasted horrible and I refused to serve the food to my family. I threw out the entire batch of chicken and vowed never to try another clone recipe again. It was actually cheaper to buy the chicken already made than it was tp prepare it myself. I will definately keep this in mind when trying new things from now on.

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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
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Not what I thought, August 28, 2004 - 12:25 PM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Minnesota, USA
The chicken tasted wasn\'t the General Tso\'s chicken that I thought it would be. Maybe I am used to a different recipe or something though.

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