November 16, 2004

Dinah needs your help!

Last night I made a chinese chicken recipe for the first time, and broke my own rule about doctoring it right off the bat. Not only that, but I've got additional things I'm going to change the very next time I make it. I'll post the recipe next time, but for now I need a catchy name for the dish.

It's chicken, vaguely similar to General Tso's except that the sauce is pineapple based. The recipe is flexible enough to go from mild to tongue-searing. The way I made it, there was a subtle but definite heat. My son likes food much hotter than I do, and he said it wasn't hot enough.

So folks, I need you to vote in the comments. I've got a few names listed, and write-ins are welcomed. Help me name this new culinary masterpiece!

Should it be called:

  • General Ted's Chicken*

  • Chicken Mo Fo

  • Pineapple FireCluck
  • *that's "Phipps" with 3 "P"s and 4 stars, and don't you forget it!

    Posted by Ted at November 16, 2004 05:17 AM
    Category: Recipes

    I think General Ted's Chicken is a fine name. Will carryout be available?

    Posted by: Maelstrom at November 16, 2004 10:54 AM

    General Ted's gets my vote, because you might as well immortalize yourself. But Chicken Mo Fo is damn funny. And I like the carryout idea...

    Posted by: nic at November 16, 2004 11:57 AM

    General Tso's Chicken but with pineapple (chunks and juice) ?

    The recipe I have like that is called "Sweet & Sour Chicken"

    Posted by: Rob @ L&R at November 16, 2004 04:22 PM

    Damn, I'm split between General Ted's Chicken and Chicken Mo Fo!

    You know what you oughta do for spice, hon? Gorw some Kung Pao peppers next Spring. Those are the devils they put in Chinese cooking (Like Gen. T's Chicken) that will cause half your face to melt off if you bite into one. If my plants are any indication, they're prolific as mice on Viagra, preserve well, and depending on whether you chop them up or just toss 'em in whole they'll season everythign up nice. I've been using them in my Asian-style and Indian-style cooking all this year!

    You can find them online, or I'll be more than happy to send you a few seeds from my crop! :-)


    Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at November 16, 2004 04:44 PM

    Rob, the chicken is closer to what you'd find in Chicken & Cashews rather than sweet & sour. The sauce is kinda halfway between the thick glaze of General Tso's and sweet & sour too. And just for trying to rain on my parade, when I start doing takeout, if I see you in line it'll be "no soup for you!" ;)

    Denita, I wish I had a good spot to grow peppers. Our yard is too shaded for a good garden. We've tried.

    Posted by: Ted at November 16, 2004 05:00 PM

    how 'bout
    General Ted's Chicken, Mo Fo

    Posted by: chris at November 16, 2004 05:17 PM

    General Ted's Mo' Fo' Chicken?

    Cho Kyo Chicken?

    Posted by: Tuning Spork at November 16, 2004 11:13 PM

    Cho Kyo Chicken!?!?!?!?! ROFLMAO

    Posted by: Ted at November 17, 2004 11:19 AM
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