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1. General Tso's Chicken
Chicken dishes have made many appearances on the list, but it’s General Tso's Chicken that is the most popular menu item for Chinese takeout in the U.S. The entree typically features white or dark meat chicken, battered and deep-fried, and covered in a savory, spicy, somewhat sweet sauce. It is the dried red chili peppers that give it that kick. Serve it up with white rice and broccoli, and you’re eating the most popular takeout menu item in America.