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Old 12-22-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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General's Grilled Chicken (recipe & pic)

If you've ever had General Tso's Chicken at your favorite Chinese restaurant, you will
completely understand this twist on grilled chicken. If you've never tried General's
Chicken (as it's commonly referred to), and you like sweet, sticky and spicy Asian
sauces, give this a try.

1 whole chicken, cut up
1 packet Sunbird Phad Thai seasoning (Asian section of your supermarket)
2 Tbsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt

1/2 cup Hoisin sauce (I prefer Lee Kum Kee brand)
1/4 cup Ketchup (Heinz, of course)
1/8 cup Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce (Asian section of your supermarket)
1/8 cup Rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
2 tsp Hot chile oil (or more to taste -- I prefer Mongolian Fire Oil)

Rinse all of the chicken pieces well under running cold water and pat dry with paper

Coat all sides of each piece of chicken liberally with the Phad Thai seasoning and a
sprinkle of the seasoned salt.

Put all the chicken in a gallon zip-top bag and refrigerate for at least two hours.

Combine all the sauce ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, whisk well to combine,
and set aside.

Start your fire and prepare for indirect cooking at medium-high heat.

Grill the chicken indirect until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 155.

Note: Keep the largest pieces of dark meat closest to the heat, and the white meat
furthest away.

Brush a medium-thick coat of the sauce on each piece of chicken.

Continue cooking until the thickest part of the largest dark meat reaches 165.
Rotate the pieces close to the direct part of the fire until the sauce caramelizes
nicely, then rotate them back to the cooler part of the grill.

Brush each piece of chicken with another medium-thick coat of the sauce, and
remove to a platter.

Let the chicken rest 10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy.

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Old 12-22-2009, 02:57 AM   #2
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Looks great. Only chicken I don't like is, NO chicken. Great recipe.


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Old 12-22-2009, 07:05 AM   #3
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I'm with Pigs. Off to Kroger's Asian section.
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General Tso's is a favorite of ours from the local Chinese restaraunt. I've tried without success to copy it. I'll give this a try. Thanks Daddio!
I swear I detect some garlic in the version we get.
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Cookin with a open mind. Neet
Chicken looks great.

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