General Tso Chicken Wings

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by disco, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like General Tso Chicken as a stir fry and decided to do a chicken wing version. 

    I started off by mixing 
    • 15 ml (1 tbsp) rice vinegar
    • 25 ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce
    • 3 ml (1/2 tsp) sesame oil
    • 10 ml (2 tsp) water
    • 25 ml (2 tbsp) sherry
    Then I added 
    • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) ginger
    • 5 ml (1 tsp) cornstarch
    • 35 ml (2 1/2 tbsp) sugar
    and stirred until the sugar was dissolved.

    I heated 8 ml (1 1/2 tsp) of oil in a small saucepan and added
    • 17 ml (1 tbsp) chopped green onion
    • 3 ml (1/2 tsp) minced garlic
    • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) crushed chillies
    • 5 ml (1 tsp) grated orange zest
    and cooked for just a few seconds to get a strong smell. I stirred the liquid mixture to get the cornstarch mixed in and added it to the saucepan. I stirred and cooked until it was thickened and shiny. I removed it from the heat.

    I tossed 12 chicken wing segments in 15 ml (1 tbsp) of oil.

    Here is where there is a struggle in our household. I like a touch of crisp in my skin and for it to be bite through. She Who Must Be Obeyed likes a really crisp skin. When I am doing it for me, I smoke at 350 F for 25 minutes, turn them and smoke for 25 minutes longer. When I want them very crisp for SWMBO, I smoke them for 20 minutes at 375 F, turn and smoke for 20 minutes more. This smoke, I did the crisp ones for the missus.

    I brought them in and put them in a large bowl.

    I heated the sauce and tossed the wings in it. I put the wings and the sauce in a serving dish.

    Here's the finished product. Sorry for the poor picture.

    I did a video of this smoke.

    The Verdict

    SWMBO really liked these. They have a sweet/sour sauce on a crispy skin. They only have a kiss of heat. She finds Scarbelly wings too hot and these just right. I prefer Scarbelly wings so I guess we will see both at our table!

  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They sure look good Disco....  [​IMG]....
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Dave! It is always good to make what SWMBO wants.

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Disco! I was just trying to decide how to marinate some wings and I just looked at my General
    Tso recipe. Now I'm torn!
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    An easy solution, do both!

  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look really great. Thumbs Up :biggrin: :drool
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is very kind! Thankyou!
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco you are knocking them down and out of the park.A little sesame seed that would be a Food Mag cover points

  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man, why didn't I think of that. Sesame seeds would have added to the texture in a great way! Thanks for the idea and the point!

  10. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    What a great idea! I'll definitely have to steal that recipe for the general tso sauce! Points!
  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those look terrific Disco! Nicely done! I have to give a point for this one...another item that goes on the "I gotta do this one" list.

  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh Yeah---I could Stand a Plate of those little guys!![​IMG]---[​IMG]

    Nice Job, Disco!![​IMG]

  13. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

      That is awesome Disco, Thx For posting, I was only introduced to General Tso Chicken about 6-8 months ago And I love this stuff. Thx again. Point for sure
  14. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Those look great!
  15. sky monkey

    sky monkey Smoke Blower

    General Tso is one of my favorite flavors.  I'm definitely going to follow this recipe for a try, thanks Disco!  Point for the post and the flavor.  Your work to further the cause of converting to metric from imperial  is both recognized and appreciated :) 
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har! Thanks! However, you can't steal a recipe idea, you just borrow it and make it your own!
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Red! I would still prefer Scarbelly wings but these are good and meet the missus' desires!
    Thanks, Bear! I would try and send some but the sauce might make a mess!

  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your being to kind but I appreciate the point!
    I can't take credit, the chicken grew them! Thanks for the kind words.
    Har! Hopefully the US will join the rest of the world with metric some day! Thanks for the point.

  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those really look great Disco!

    Each one of your videos gets better!

    You'll be on Food Network soon!


  20. Those look great!
    That's a good idea, of course that would be good on a wing. I'll have to try that.
    Nice work Disco

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