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General Tso's Chicken with Orange Recipe

Serving Size  : 4   
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
   --------     ------------        --------------------------------
      3/4        lb                    Boneless chicken breast
       2          ts                    Dark soy sauce
       2          ts                    Rice wine-or dry sherry
       1           t                     Ginger root -- minced
       1           t                     Cornstarch
       1           t                     Sesame oil
      1/3         c                    Peanut oil
       2                                 Dried red chilies- halve lengthwise
       1           tb                   Orange peel -- coarse chop
      1/2          ts                  Fine ground roasted Sichuan-peppercorns (optional)
       2           ts                   Dark soy sauce
      1/4         ts                   Salt
       1           t                     Sugar
      1/2         ts                   Sesame oil
This popular dish gets a lift from the addition of orange peel, hence its other name, Orange Peel Chicken or General Tso's Chicken with Orange.
CUT CHICKEN INTO THIN SLICES 2 inches long, cutting against the grain. Put it into a bowl together with the soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, ginger, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Mix well, and then let the mixture marinate for about 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet until it is very hot. Remove the chicken from the marinade with a slotted spoon. Add it to the pan and stir-fry it for 2 minutes until it browns. Remove it and leave to drain in a colander or sieve. Pour off most of the oil, leaving about 2 teaspoons. Reheat the pan over a high heat and then add the dried chilies. Stir-fry them for 10 seconds, and then return the chicken to the pan. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir-fry for 4 minutes, mixing well. Serve the dish at once.

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