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General Tao's Chicken (Le Piment Rouge)

 

Dress up your chicken for dinner with this recipe that uses a variety of spices to create an extravagant taste.
290

Yield

4

servings

Prep

40

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

10 ounces chicken legs
deboned
2 cups soya oil
*
1 tablespoon ginger root
minced
2 each scallions, spring or green onions
chopped
1 tablespoon garlic
minced
2 tablespoons chile pepper
dried
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
1 ½ teaspoon vinegar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon sesame oil
egg whites
*
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari

Directions

For the best results use skinned deboned legs of capon. Cut the chicken into pieces no larger than 1 inch square. Prepare marinade by combining egg white, cornstarch and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces and set aside for two hours.

In a deep pot, heat the oil until it reaches 350℉ (180℃). In a basket, or with a slotted spoon, lower several marinated chicken pieces into the fat. Fry about one or two minutes or until the chicken becomes crisp; test for doneness before completing the batch.

Continue until all pieces have been fried. Set oil and cooked chicken pieces aside. In a wok, on high heat, reheat two tablespoons of the reserved oil. Add prepared ginger, scallions, garlic and chili peppers. Stir to prevent burning.

Add the fried chicken and stir quickly. Add sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and cornstarch mixed with chicken stock. Remove from the heat and stir sesame oil into the sauce. Spoon the mixture on to a hot platter and serve immediately with steamed rice.

Serves 4.

Notes: This dish dates back to the Chin Dynasty and is named for General Tao, a governor of the northern Chinese province of Hunan. According to legend, the old general ate nothing but poultry and this dish was his favourite.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Agoura Hills, United States
 over 10 years ago

Good recipe! Le Piment Rouge has the best General Tao's Chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 124g (4.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20743% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 742mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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