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General Tsao Chicken For The Grill

Think you need to be a whiz when cooking Chinese food? Think again. Not only is this dish spot on when it comes to true Tsao flavor, but when you cook anything outside, doesn't it always taste better? And this Asian-spiced recipe is no different. I didn't make this overly hot, but if you want more heat, simply mince a hot pepper or two and add it to the sauce. Either way,this recipe is a keeper.


For 3 people


  • 1 3/4 tablespoon(s) rice vinegar
  • 3 chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoon(s) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup(s) chicken broth or stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup(s) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon(s) soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon(s) water
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 2 cup(s) hot, cooked rice

General Tsao Chicken For The Grill Directions

  1. Preheat outdoor grill on medium heat. Prepare the sauce: In a small bowl, combine the apple juice, broth, tomato paste, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and sesame oil well. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until smooth and mix into this apple juice mixture; set aside. Cook chicken over indirect heat on grill until the chicken is cooked completely through. Remove from grill and add to sauce. Add this sauce back onto your grill, over low heat, and let the chicken simmer for at least 15 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent scorching on bottom. the sauce will thicken as it simmers. When the chicken has soaked in sauce and has become even more tender. Evenly divide the rice onto 3 serving plates and put one cooked chicken on each. Spoon extra sauce over each chicken breast and need I tell you what to do next?