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22 INGREDIENTS9 STEPS30min

General Tso’s Chicken

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Now you can make this takeout favorite at home. Sweet, spicy, and way better for you than ordering out and totally feasible on a weeknight, on lots of weeknights.
General Tso’s Chicken Recipe | SideChef
Now you can make this takeout favorite at home. Sweet, spicy, and way better for you than ordering out and totally feasible on a weeknight, on lots of weeknights.
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Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
2
Serves 2
to taste

Marinade

1/2 Tbsp
Cooking Sherry
1
white only
1/2 Tbsp

Sauce

3 Tbsp
Chicken Stock
1 Tbsp
Tomato Paste
1/2 Tbsp
Rice Vinegar
1 tsp
Hoisin Sauce
1/2 tsp
Chili Paste
1 tsp
Vegetable Oil
1/2 Tbsp

Coating and Cooking

3/4 cup
1/4 tsp
1/4 cup
Vegetable Oil
1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
2 cloves
Garlic , minced
to taste
to taste
Scallions , thinly sliced
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
627
FAT
34.5 g
PROTEIN
28.7 g
CARBS
49.0 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Prepare your White Rice (to taste) according to the package's instructions.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, whisk together Soy Sauce (1/2 Tbsp) , Cooking Sherry (1/2 Tbsp) and Egg (1) for the marinade.
Step 3
Cut the Tyson® Chicken Breasts (8 oz) into one-inch cubes and add to the marinade, mixing well. Set aside for at least 10 minutes while you prepare the sauce.
Step 4
For the sauce, whisk together the Chicken Stock (3 Tbsp) , Tomato Paste (1 Tbsp) , Soy Sauce (1/2 Tbsp) , Rice Vinegar (1/2 Tbsp) , Hoisin Sauce (1 tsp) , Chili Paste (1/2 tsp) , Vegetable Oil (1 tsp) , Granulated Sugar (1/2 Tbsp) , and Corn Starch (1 tsp) . Set aside.
Step 5
In a pie plate or other deep plate, mix together Corn Starch (3/4 cup) , Salt (1/4 tsp) , and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) . Scoop chicken out of the marinade and place in the cornstarch, turning and mixing until all pieces are coated. The mixture will be somewhat sticky.
Step 6
Heat Vegetable Oil (1/4 cup) in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken pieces to the pan. Toss the chicken as it cooks, making sure that all sides of the pieces are crispy. Cook for 10-15 minutes until golden and crispy.
Step 7
Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels. Pour excess oil out of the pan, but do not wipe clean.
Step 8
Return pan to the heat. Add Garlic (2 cloves) and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 tsp) to the pan and toss gently for about 20 seconds. Add sauce and allow to thicken for about 30 seconds. Turn off the heat and return chicken to the pan. Toss chicken until coated.
Step 9
Serve over a bed of rice, garnished with Sesame Seeds (to taste) and Scallions (to taste) . Enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
627
% Daily Value*
Fat
34.5 g
44%
Saturated Fat
26.1 g
131%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
157.4 mg
52%
Carbohydrates
49.0 g
18%
Fiber
0.7 g
2%
Sugars
7.1 g
--
Protein
28.7 g
57%
Sodium
1089.1 mg
47%
Vitamin D
0.5 µg
2%
Calcium
34.2 mg
3%
Iron
1.5 mg
8%
Potassium
118.0 mg
3%
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