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General Tso's Chicken

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by jeffie7, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I had a request for General Tso's Chicken. Here it is!

    General Tso's Chicken - Hands on Kitchen

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    Very American dish!!!! I tried to keep it as Chinese as I could but. after adding the sugar. pretty much all hope is lost =)
    This dish tasted the same as the local Chinese restaurants in this area. Color was a tad bit off due to not using food coloring. but other then that it was yummy. Gen Tso's Chicken IMO is way to sweet, but, that's what this dish is about.
     
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  2. BigJ

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    Very Thorough instructions. I'm going to make that this week. I'm excited.
     
  3. jeffie7

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    just remember add some food coloring to the sweet and sour sauce to make it look more "store" like.
     
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    I preffer General Tso's Bean Curd, I should try using this and substituing bean curd for the chicken
     
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    Oh god, I love GTC! Thanks Jeff, I'm going to have to make this sometime soon.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    MMMmmmm General Tso's, you da man Jeff :D
     
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    next time you order it from somewhere ask for white me. I think it tasts 100 times better
     
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    I know my chicken. White meat has way less flavor then dark meat. There's no way around it.

    Anytime I get a whole roasted chicken, I hit the thighs, legs, wings, back meat up. then I put both breast into a ziplock bag. I make chicken salad out of that later on.

    Dark Meat >>>>>>>>>> white.
     
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    yuck, white meat>dark.

    PERIOD!
     
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    So you like your chicken with less flavor. that's cool.
     
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    yes, pretty much. :)
     
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    Then I'll agree with you. for less taste, the white meat can't be beat.
     
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    whoa there fellas, I said next time you order it from a chinese resturant not when you make it at home. IMO the white is better than the dark from a resturant. I dont know about homemade
     
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    any red meat > any chicken am I the only person on here who hates chicken?
     
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    Scratches head, I learned how to make Gen Tso's chicken inside of a real Chinese restaurant, in fact I work in an Italian restaurant.

    Believe it or not, chicken used in restaurants is also the same chicken you can buy at the supermarket.

    Here's what it comes down to for most any fried chicken, even more so when it's tripple fried.

    white meat = dries out.
    dark meat = fat enough to stay juicy

    I cook every day. in fact I bone my own chickens about every other week.
    I know my chicken meat =)

    Dark meat = FTW

    but as always it does come down to a persons on taste, but with that said, white meat = less taste and people who have a blander palette tend to like white meat more, people who like stronger flavors will enjoy dark meat more.

    and I agree Red meat > chicken, but we're not talking about beef are we =)~
    On the topic of redmeat, I buy whole tenderloins and cut them up myself, it's the best way to do it!
     
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    :word: I only buy chicken thighs typically for myself.


    I'm not skilled at boning chickens, so I do it this way for like teriyaki, etc. etc. But for health reasons I do white meat, for like chicken sandwiches, etc. It's just tough to prepare(oratleast to keep moist and undry) without undercooking it.
     
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    gotta give them some time to rest up and heal????
     
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    Depends on my mood. Sometimes I feel like telling the chicken it's a filthy whore, Then I just smack it and put it back in.
     
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    cluck you dirty fucking whore, cluck like the little bird you really are...

    :)
     
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