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Delicious and Easy General Tso Chicken Recipe

by Soumyadip c. Tasty Fitness Recipes
Made with chunks of white meat chicken breast, This lighter General Tso Chicken is lightly wok sautéed with an easy, less than half the calories that you will get on outside hotels, restaurants but this is healthier stir-fry sauce.
General Tso’s chicken is a deep-fried chicken, sweet, a dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants. Instead of deep fried, This lightened up healthier version is wok sautéed and made without all the added sugar used in most restaurants.
Ingredients:
  • CHICKEN
  • 8 cups  vegetable oil, for frying (2 L)
  • 1 lb  boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cubed (455 g)
  • 1 cup  flour (125 g)
  • 1 cup  rice wine (240 mL)
  • ¼ cup  soy sauce (60 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon  salt
  • GENERAL TSO’S SAUCE
  • ½ cup  dried chili pod (45 g)
  • ¼ cup  rice wine (60 mL)
  • ¼ cup  soy sauce (60 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon  fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ cup  rice wine vinegar, may substitute with white wine vinegar (60 mL)
  • ¼ cup  sugar (50 g)
  • CORNSTARCH SLURRY
  • ½ tablespoon  water
  • ½ tablespoon  cornstarch
  • GARNISH
  • white rice
  • ¼ cup  green onion, chopped (35 g)

Preparation
  1. In a large bowl, combine ¼ cup (60 ml) of soy sauce, 1 cup rice wine (240 ml), and cubed chicken thighs. Stir and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate up to an hour or for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 cup of flour (125 g).
  3. From wine/soy marinade remove chicken and place in flour mixture. Mix thoroughly, until all the chicken pieces are coated.
  4. Fill a large pot or a dutch oven at least 2 inches (5 cm) deep with vegetable oil. Heat oil to 185˚C (365˚F). In frying oil place chicken pieces, stirring occasionally. Fry roughly 4-5 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove chicken from oil and set aside and drain on wire rack or paper towels.
  5. In a large skillet, on medium-high heat bring one tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add ginger, garlic, stirring frequently for one minute.
  6. Add dried chili pods. Stirring for 30 seconds before adding soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, rice wine, and sugar. until mixture is bubbling Stir occasionally .
  7. Add cornstarch slurry. In a minute or less the sauce should begin to thicken.
  8. Add cooked chicken pieces with the sauce, stirring them to coat.
  9. Remove from heat and garnish with rice and green onions.
  10. Enjoy!

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