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General Tsos Chicken Recipe

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Lisa DiPietro Younger
Added: Wednesday, October 5, 2005


1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 T Soy sauce, divided
1 T dry sherry
2 large cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large clove garlic thinly sliced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp fresh ginger root
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 T sugar
2 T vinegar
1 tsp sesame seed, toasted opt

Cut chicken into 1 inch square pieces. Combine 1 T soy sauce, sherry, and pressed garlic in small bowl. Stir in chicken. Let stand 15 minutes. Coat half of chicken pieces lightly with cornstarch shake off excess. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken pieces reduce heat to medium. Cook about 3 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining chicken. Leave 1 tsp of oil in skillet drain the rest. Add sliced garlic, crushed red pepper and ginger. Stir fry 1 minute over medium heat. Stir in corn syrup, sugar, vinegar and 1 T soy sauce. Bring to boil. cook stirring constantly till thickened. Stir in cooked chicken and heat throughly. Sprinkle sesame seeds over chicken.




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