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  1. Recipe Ingredients Autoconvert units to: Metric US 1 Chicken - (2 1/2 - 3 lbs) or 1 1/2 To-2 pounds boneless chicken - cubed in 1/2" 1 teaspoon 5ml Salt 2 teaspoons 10ml Granulated sugar - divided 1 White pepper 1 Egg 3/4 cup 46g / 1.6oz Cornstarch - (3/4 to 1) Vegetable oil for deep-frying - plus 1 tablespoon 15ml Vegetable oil - for stir-frying 6 tablespoons 90ml Dried red peppers (small) 1 tablespoon 15ml Chopped green onion 1 teaspoon 5ml Cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup 59ml Soy sauce Special Sauce 1 1/4 cup 59ml Soy sauce 1/4 cup 59ml Water 1 tablespoon 15ml Rice vinegar 4 teaspoons 20ml Granulated sugar 1 teaspoon 5ml Grated fresh ginger 1 Garlic - minced 1 tablespoon 15ml Soy sauce Variation: Special Sauce 2 2 tablespoons 30ml Chicken broth 1 tablespoon 15ml Rice vinegar 1 tablespoon 15ml Regular soy sauce 1 tablespoon 15ml Dark soy sauce 1 teaspoon 5ml Sesame oil 2 teaspoons 10ml Sugar 2 tablespoons 30ml Peanut oil 1 Garlic - chopped 2 Scallions - chopped (replaces Green onions in original) Zest from rind of 1 orange in 1/2 inch Slices - ¥ 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Ground ginger - (replaces fresh ginger Above) 1 Crushed red pepper - (replaces dried peppers Above) 1 teaspoon 5ml Cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup 15g / 1/2oz Water - (replaces cornstarch mixture in Original recipe)

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  1. Recipe Instructions Bone chicken if needed and cut into 12-inch cubes. In bowl, add chicken, salt, 1 tsp sugar, white pepper and egg. Mix well together. Then add 1/2 c. cornstarch and mix well with your hand. Continue to add cornstarch in small amounts at a time to coat each piece. Coat until pieces no longer stick together. Then deep-fry in hot oil until golden. Remove from oil, cool, and deep-fry a second time. Once the chicken is deep-fried for the second time, have vegetable oil, dried red peppers, green onions, cornstarch mixture, 1 tsp sugar and Special Sauce 1 ready. In a wok place the 1 TB vegetable oil, dried red peppers, green onions. Stir-fry together briefly then add cornstarch mixture, sugar and Special Sauce 1. Add chicken cubes and stir-fry until hot through. Serve on lettuce with rice. For SPECIAL SAUCE 1: Mix together soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic and soy sauce. If using Special Sauce 2: Deep-fry chicken as above. Heat oil in wok. Stir fry onions, garlic, red pepper, orange zest for about 2 minutes. Add all other ingredients except cornstarch solution. Stir fry for 1 minute. Add cornstarch solution and cook until thickened. Add chicken, lower heat, stir to coat chicken, leave over low heat a minute or two so that chicken takes in flavor of sauce.


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