Recipe by CRAIG
"This is the classic that is so popular in Chinese restaurants. Banana sauce can be found in Asian stores. It is made in the Philippines. If you can't get it substitute ketchup."
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peanut oil for frying
skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons
dried whole red chilies
minced green onions
toasted sesame seeds
Yum, I didn't have all the right ingredients, but my substitutes worked well. I used canola oil for frying. 1 Tbs red wine and extra rice vinegar for the rice wine, brown sugar for the white, for the banana ketchup (banana processed like tomato ketchup) 1tsp banana (put through garlic press) and 1 tsp tomato ketchup, 1 Tbs red pepper flakes instead of dried chillies, 2 tsp orange juice concentrate for the zest.
Does not turn out restaurant quality, but is still very yummy.
A hint, try to fry the chicken while mixing up the other ingredients, otherwise it takes way longer than the stated "Ready In" time.
It was OK, but I'd rather have the breading on it to really be like restaurant food. Too much onions (our family doesn't like it) and banana ketchup was strange. Too many chilies! I am ok with sorta spicy stuff but it was too much. It wasn't too bad, but not too good. thanks for the attempt, though. overall, it was ok but not a favorite.
P.S. This sort of food if you go to china 30 yrs ago they'd be like "what in the world is that stuff?" not real chinese food, Americanized.
Good recipe. I used orange juice instead of rice wine. And omitted the peppers because the family doesn't like hot, still delicious
This was a great recipe! I used chicken breast instead of chicken thigh for a healthier alternative and the meat was more tender than the restaurant version. I also added ginger to taste( and smell) to the sauce. My dad, who loves chinese food( take out), LOVED this.
Not too bad! I rather enjoyed this recipe...thanks for submitting it! I did change up a few veggies to use what I had on hand. But I finally found something I could use that bottle of banana ketchup I've had rattling around in my cupboard in...that's pretty awesome in my book.
loved it! Very similar to my favorite restaurant. Next time I will remove the seeds from the chili pepper because mine were too dry & they wouldn't soften without cutting into smaller pieces.
Very good! Also tastes great with chicken breast.
While my family did eat it, I was not at all impressed.I made this recipe right to the letter and it almost wasn't enough for my family of four. It made a really small amount. Thank goodness I made rice to go with it lol. It tasted nothing like the many restaurant versions I've had. I'm gonna try the misspelled General Tsao's II on this site and give this meal another shot.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
General Tso's Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 2193
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