Chinese Take-Out General Tso's Chicken
60 mins (prep 5, cooking 55)
20 ingredients
6 servings
General Tso's Chicken is one of those Chinese dishes that would be hard to find in China. Seems that this dish of battered, deep-fried chicken pieces bathed in a sweet garlicky spicy sauce was born back in the seventies in a Chinese restaurant in New York. But even though it would be difficult to locate a recipe for it in a traditional Chinese cookbook, it stands as one of the most-ordered favorites on the Chinese-American menu. Just who is this General Tso guy? Turns out he was a successful Chinese statesman back in the mid-1800's. We're not sure why this dish was named after him, since we can be pretty sure he never tasted it. From the Take-Out Menu Cookbook.

Categories:  <-60-mins , chicken , chicken-breast , poultry , main-dish , meat , chinese , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (137.98 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 819.68 Calories from Fat 726.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 80.7g 744.94%
Saturated Fat 6.12g 183.72%
Trans Fat 2.03g %
Cholesterol 0.15mg 0.3%
Sodium 770.18mg 192.54%
Total Carbohydrate 22.61g 45.21%
Dietary Fiber 0.36 g 8.56%
Sugars 11.41 g %
Protein 1.62g 19.44%
Vitamin A 0.43IU% Vitamin C 0.54mg%
Calcium 8.01mg% Iron 0.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg, boneless chicken, chili paste with garlic, hot chili peppers, broccoli florets, white rice