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General Tso's Chicken

Recipe photo courtesy of Martyna Szczesna

Invented in 1950s Taiwan by chef Peng Chang-Kuei, this fried chicken dish was adapted for American palates with a chile-spiked sweet-and-sour sauce and has since become a takeout classic.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • yvonne35114
    18 AUG, 2018
    Better than any restaurant version I have ever tasted. The chicken is much lighter and only fried once. Perfect!! My guest treated me like a cooking rock star!
  • rustyshack1913182
    14 SEP, 2017
    My mom loves General Tso's Chicken. I made this for her birthday. She couldn't get enough of it.

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