This dinner was a disaster from the start. I had a meeting on the night the dinner was to be cooked so I left instructions to follow the recipe on allrecipes.com for General Tsao’s Chicken. Well my better (cough, cough) half could not find the recipe so they cooked the chicken for me in a bit of oil. No batter. Ugh.
So, when I got home I had cooked chicken and a bunch of vegetables. I decided to try and make the sauce for the General Tsao’s chicken anyway without the ginger as my family does not generally like ginger. It was AWFUL! There was 3/4 of a cup of sugar in this recipe and it was so sickeningly sweet that even my children thought it was pretty bad. We ate most of it but I will NOT be using this sauce again.