General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's Chicken

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"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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Ingredients

40 m servings 2475 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 2475 kcal
  • 124%
  • Fat:
  • 243.7 g
  • 375%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.6g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 28.7 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 949 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat 4 cups of peanut oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl; whisk in 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and the cornstarch. Mix in the chicken until all the pieces are coated with batter. Drop into the hot oil a piece at a time; cook until the chicken is golden brown on the outside and no longer pink on the inside, about 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Stir together the vinegar, wine, sugar, soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and the banana ketchup in a small bowl until smooth; set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Stir in the dried chile peppers and cook for a few seconds until the peppers brighten. Stir in the onion, garlic, and orange zest. Cook and stir until the onion is beginning to brown. Stir in the sauce; bring to a boil before adding the fried chicken. Reduce the heat to medium and stir until the chicken pieces are well coated with the sauce, a few minutes longer. Serve sprinkled with green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the batter ingredients. The actual amount of the batter consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most helpful positive review

Good recipe. I used orange juice instead of rice wine. And omitted the peppers because the family doesn't like hot, still delicious

Most helpful critical review

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 s...

Good recipe. I used orange juice instead of rice wine. And omitted the peppers because the family doesn't like hot, still delicious

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, fo...

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 s...

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 s...

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 ket...

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.

This is awesome as written. Thanks!

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 m...