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General Tso's Chicken Peng Teng

 

General Tso's Chicken Peng Teng recipe
165

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

40

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

4 each chicken legs
*
½ cup soy sauce, tamari
½ cup white vinegar
1 clove garlic
minced
1 teaspoon ginger root
peeled, minced
*
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 large eggs
beaten lightly
cup corn oil
4 each hot chili peppers
*

Directions

Bone the chicken legs, including the thighs by scraping the meat from the bone, working downward and keeping close to the bone.

Pull the meat down over the bone (pulling it inside out like a glove) and cut it free from the bone.

Discard the skin and cut the meat from each leg into 6 pieces.

In a bowl combine the soy sauce, vinegar, ½ cup water, the garlic and ginger root.

In another bowl, combine the egg and cornstarch and dip the chicken pieces.

Heat the oil in a wok or deep, heavy skillet until very hot, add the chicken and fry it for 4 to 6 minutes, or until it is crisp.

Transfer the chicken with tongs to paper towels to drain and pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the oil from the wok.

Add the soy sauce mixture, the chili peppers and the chicken and cook the mixture over moderately high heat for 2 minutes, or until heated through.

Transfer it to a heated serving dish.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+2

almost 8 years

Wow, acebox is right. That's a huge amount of soy and vinegar for that amount of chicken. Also I believe it should be chicken breast instead of the dark chicken meat from the legs.

+3

over 8 years

Hello,

Tried this one. UGH! Too much vinegar, too much soy sauce.
Sauce is far too liquid even after 2 minutes of reduction on moderately high heat. (As this recipe specifies.)
I thickened sauce with cornstarch to rectify.
The flavor of the sauce was to biting owing to the tremendous amount of vinegar. The sauce was also too salty due to the tremendous amount of soy sauce.
Was this recipe added to jerk the chains of folks gullible enough (me) to try it?

Cheers,
acebox

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Comments

CK Peng
Black River Falls, United States
 over 1 year ago

Acebox, this is the original recipe from 1955 china. Everything you eat is Chinese/American. Simply put, sugar has been added to the recipe, and minor adjustments made so it will be more appropriate for American taste buds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 94g (3.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20386% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 30%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1815mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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