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General Tso Chicken - Sauce Question

I have tried several recipes so far and they are adequate. I am trying to get my sauce to be a little richer, with a slight smoky quality. Does anyone have any tips on what I might be able to do, without burning the sauce?

asked by Jim Lane 19 days ago
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added 19 days ago

Have you tried a little chili black bean sauce? I think it could add some heft and savory flavor, it is moderately spicy, but General Tso's usually is. I also would think a tsp of chipotle in adobo sauce could add a smokey quality....I have never noticed the recipe being smokey but it sound like a good flavor profile for the dish! Happy Cooking!

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added 15 days ago

Though not traditional, I second the chipotle in adobo. I make a decidedly American version of Cashew Chicken where I make the sauce sweet/spicy with a combination of maple syrup, honey and the sauce from chipotle in adobo; with the flavors of garlic, cilantro and red bell pepper it does nod to the classic Chinese-American flavor profile, and it is definitely smoky-spicy. If I recall correctly, the recipe I use originally came from a Rachael Ray 30 minute meals show!

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