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Jared’s General Tso’s Chicken
“With a recipe as good and easy as this, you won’t ever have to (or want to) order-out for Chinese food again!” Erica
1 Lb. chicken breasts (cut into 1" pieces)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup "lite" soy sauce
¼ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
¼ cup white distilled vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely grated
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with 3 Tbsp. water
4 green onions, sliced
Dredge chicken in flour and fry in oil over medium heat (in a wok or a skillet) until golden brown
Drain excess oil.
Sprinkle cayenne over the chicken and keep warm on low heat.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sauce ingredients (sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice,
vinegar, garlic, and ginger) and heat gently.
When sauce is smooth and sugar has dissolved, SLOWLY add cornstarch mixture and stir
constantly until sauce has thickened to desired thickness.
Pour sauce in the wok and stir to coat chicken.
Stir in green onion and hot red pepper flakes (optional).
Remove from heat and serve with fried rice
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