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General Tso Chicken Wings

post #1 of 41
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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!

 

Disco

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 41

They sure look good Disco....  2thumbs.gif....

post #3 of 41
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post
 

They sure look good Disco....  2thumbs.gif....

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

 

Disco

post #4 of 41
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!
post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

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!

An easy solution, do both!

 

Disco

post #6 of 41
Those look really great. icon14.gifbiggrin.gifdrool.gif
post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by bmudd14474 View Post

Those look really great. icon14.gifbiggrin.gifdrool.gif

That is very kind! Thankyou!

post #8 of 41

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

Richie

post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

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

Richie

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!

 

Disco

post #10 of 41
What a great idea! I'll definitely have to steal that recipe for the general tso sauce! Points!
post #11 of 41
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.

Red
post #12 of 41

Oh Yeah---I could Stand a Plate of those little guys!!:drool---:points:

 

Nice Job, Disco!!Thumbs Up

 

Bear

post #13 of 41

  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

post #14 of 41
Those look great!
post #15 of 41

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 :) 

post #16 of 41
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Originally Posted by worktogthr View Post

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

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

post #17 of 41
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Originally Posted by SeenRed View Post

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.

Red

Thanks, Red! I would still prefer Scarbelly wings but these are good and meet the missus' desires!

 

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

Oh Yeah---I could Stand a Plate of those little guys!!:drool---:points:

 

Nice Job, Disco!!Thumbs Up

 

Bear

Thanks, Bear! I would try and send some but the sauce might make a mess!

 

Disco

post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by AB Canuck View Post
 

  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

Your being to kind but I appreciate the point!

 

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Originally Posted by MyOwnIdaho View Post

Those look great!

I can't take credit, the chicken grew them! Thanks for the kind words.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sky Monkey View Post
 

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 :) 

Har! Hopefully the US will join the rest of the world with metric some day! Thanks for the point.

 

Disco

post #19 of 41

Those really look great Disco!

 

Each one of your videos gets better!

 

You'll be on Food Network soon!

 

Point!

 

Al

post #20 of 41
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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