General Tso's Chicken Recipe 
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General Tso's Chicken

1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup cooking wine
1 1/2 cups hot chicken broth
1 teaspoon MSG (optional)
3 pounds deboned dark chicken meat -- cut large chunks
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 egg
1 cup cornstarch
oil for deep frying
2 cups sliced green onions
16 small dried hot red peppers

Mix 1/2 cup cornstarch with water. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/2 cup soy sauce, vinegar, wine, chicken broth and MSG (if desired). Stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.

In separate bowl, mix chicken, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add 1 cup cornstarch and mix until chicken pieces are coated evenly. Add cup of vegetable oil to help separate chicken pieces.

Divide chicken into small quantities and deep-fry at 350F until crispy. Drain on paper towels.

Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add onions and peppers and stir-fry briefly. Stir sauce and add to wok. Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens.

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