The Best General Tso's Chicken

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The Best General Tso's Chicken
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1490
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Ingredients

  • 1 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (see note above)
  • 2 tablespoons vodka (80-proof)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch chunks)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (see note above)
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese rice vinegar (or distilled white vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons store bought low sodium chicken stock (or homemade)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oil (roasted sesame seed)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons peanuts (vegetable, or canola oil)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 2 medium cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger (minced, about one 1-inch piece)
  • 2 teaspoons scallions (minced, bottoms, about 1 scallion, plus 6 to 8 scallions, white parts only, cut into 1-inch lengths)
  • 8 chilies (small dried red Chinese or Arbol, see note above)
  • 1 1/2 quarts peanuts (vegetable, or canola oil for deep frying)
  • steamed white rice (for serving)
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NutritionView more

1490Calories
Sodium69%DV1650mg
Fat163%DV106g
Protein137%DV70g
Carbs24%DV72g
Fiber68%DV17g

PER SERVING *

Calories1490Calories from Fat950
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat106g163%
Saturated Fat17g85%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol90mg30%
Sodium1650mg69%
Potassium1620mg46%
Protein70g137%
Calories from Fat950
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate72g24%
Dietary Fiber17g68%
Sugars17g34%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.