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“This is a recipe from the local Chinese restaurant for General Tso's Chicken that is wonderful. Time listed does not include marinade time.”

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  1. In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites, 4 tablespoons of the cornstarch, 4 tablespoons of the wine, and 2 tablespoon of soy sauce. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.
  2. To make the sauce, in another bowl, whisk remaining 2 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoon of the chicken stock until smooth. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons chicken stock, 2 tablespoon wine, 2 tablespoon soy sauce, the vinegar, and sugar and whisk to combine. Set aside until ready to finish the dish.
  3. In a large wok or pot, heat enough oil to come 3 inches up the sides to 350°F.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and carefully slide into the hot oil. Fry, turning, until golden brown and cooked through, about 2-4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  5. Discard all but about 1 tablespoon of the oil from the wok. (Alternatively, in a clean wok or saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.) Add the chile peppers and stir-fry until nearly black. Add the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and 1/2 cup green onions. Stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the chicken stock sauce, bring to a boil, and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  6. Arrange the chicken on a platter and pour the sauce over it. Garnish with the additional green onions. Serve with hot rice.

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