War Su Gai: Skip The Take Out For This Chinese Chicken Dish

November 5, 2017Deanna

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War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese chicken dish in a simple ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

Cleveland

It is no secret that I really don’t like living in Cleveland. So why don’t you move? Honestly, it is the job I have as a phlebotomist that keeps me here.

If I was married, I could talk to my husband about getting the hell out of Cleveland. Unfortunately, that not the case and I have only myself to rely on. Now That I have been with my job close to 14 years, I can leave and take my pension with me. I admit I am looking into starting over again. I see this happening by this time next year.

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

There are many reasons why I don’t like Cleveland. Even friends I know that have moved out of Cleveland have told me that once they moved out Ohio, they have felt so much better. Cleveland just not what I am used to, it is different here, it really is. So hopefully things will go according to plan.

I have been updating old posts and recently the Leftover Chinese Rice Pudding I saw where I talked about a few things in that post that I didn’t like about Cleveland. I also mentioned how the Chinese food sucked here and talked about my favorite dish chicken dish, War Su Gai.

War Su Gai

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

I have tried so many Chinese restaurants here in Cleveland that have this boneless chicken, War Su Gai on the menu and none of them are close to what we would get at China Town Inn in Pittsburgh, PA. In Cleveland, it is chicken and gravy and it is disgusting. So fed up with not getting what I get in Pittsburgh, I set out to research War Su Gai recipes on the internet.

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

Although the recipes for this breaded boneless Chinese chicken dish was similar, there were variations. So I took what I know about the Pittsburgh version of War Su Gai and decided to make my own takeout version. Using the recipes as the base, I did create my favorite Chinese chicken dish.

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

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Preparation 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Serves 2     adjust servings

War Su Gai is a boneless lightly breaded Chinese dish in a simply ginger brown sauce that is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Skip the takeout and make this dish at home instead.

Ingredients

  • 2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips

Marinade

Sauce

Batter

Instructions

Sprinkle the salt and dry sherry over the chicken and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, start the sauce for the dish as the chicken rests.

In a small saucepan, stir together cornstarch and club soda until it is smooth.

Next, add the chicken broth, chicken bouillon, butter, soy sauce, ginger, almond extract, and mushrooms. Give it a good stir.

Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil and let boil for about 1 minute. Take off the heat and set aside.

Prepare the batter for the chicken.

Beat together cornstarch, flour, club soda, and egg until smooth.

Dip the chicken strips into the batter, lightly coating them.

Pour peanut oil into a large skillet about a 1/2 inch; heat to 375 degrees.

Turning once, fry till the chicken is golden about  5 to 7 minutes.

Drain the chicken on paper towels.

On a plate put a layer of the shredded iceberg lettuce.

Place the chicken on op the lettuce, cover it with the sauce.

Garnish with the sliced scallions.

Serve it up and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 923kcal Calories from fat 383
% Daily Value
Total Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 336mg112%
Sodium 1950mg81%
Carbohydrate 53g18%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 75g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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10 Comments

  • Lisa Bynum

    November 5, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I have never had this dish. I can’t wait to give it a try!

    1. Deanna

      November 6, 2017 at 8:16 am

      It is popular but also not popular, not all have it, but sooo yummy!!!

  • Ginny McMeans

    November 5, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    That sauce and marinade! It all sounds so delicious and I can even see using them with vegetables. Thanks!

    1. Deanna

      November 6, 2017 at 8:16 am

      I know I see it with shrimp and duck. Yes, It would be great with veggies!

  • Valentina

    November 5, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I’m sorry you don’t like Cleveland, but this dish looks delicious enough to make you feel better! 🙂 Yummy!

    1. Deanna

      November 6, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Thanks, It just different here. Especially when you are a Pittsburgher living in Cleveland, it different. Thank you so much!

  • Sandi

    November 6, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I am loving this new Asian dish…it probably isn’t new, but I haven’t heard of it so it is new to me 🙂

    1. Deanna

      November 6, 2017 at 8:14 am

      It not at all Chinese places, so it is new to many 🙂 Thank you!

  • Shumaila

    November 6, 2017 at 1:54 am

    I am sorry that you are having such a tough time in Cleveland. Hope your plans to move out take shape in the coming year. This soup looks lovely and great for the coming winter months. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Deanna

      November 6, 2017 at 8:14 am

      We will see, I gave it 14 years. It is different here. Thank you so much!

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