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4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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General Tsao Chicken

A healthy spin on a traditional favorite chicken and rice dish that's full of taste and flavor.



  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions, garlic and pepper and cook 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook until browned all over, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add reserved sauce and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  4. Serve chicken and sauce over rice.
  5. Yields about 1 cup of chicken and sauce and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.
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This tasted very good, and I was surprised at the low point value for the amount of food one serving had!
26 Jun 08 by member: moleman2000
6 points a serving...i'll have to try it to see if it's worth the points but sounds good!
27 Jun 08 by member: apikalia
If you didn't use the rice it wouldn't be as bad.
08 Jan 09 by member: wendibarber
I substituted brown rice for white, which raised the calorie count a bit but added enough fiber to bring the weight watcher points down to 5 per serving with 3/4 cups rice instead of 1/2 cup.
16 Feb 09 by member: plumpkin
I also used splenda instead of sugar.
26 Feb 09 by member: trimelda
Pretty good I did the splenda and the brown rice. good eats! Thanks for the recipe:)
22 Jun 09 by member: Shaley1999
This was excellent!!! I too had brown rice and splenda. My family had no idea it was a "diet" recipe!
11 Sep 09 by member: Shellyrae
02 Jan 10 by member: Tmcreynolds
Add a little hot sauce to give it a bit more kick! Awesome!
08 Jan 10 by member: meat1oaf
really really good recipe. it feels like your cheating on your diet thats how good it was. i replaced the sugar with splenda, wheat flour instead of corn starch (because i didnt have any) and brown rice instead of white rice and it was still amazing!!!
06 Feb 10 by member: blily
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Nutrition summary:

There are 298 calories in 1 serving of General Tsao Chicken.
Calorie break-down: 12% fat, 46% carbs, 42% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
Calories 298
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.96g 6%
  Saturated Fat 0.832g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.132g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.462g  
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Potassium 406mg  
Total Carbohydrate 33.45g 11%
  Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
  Sugars 6.81g  
Protein 29.68g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3% Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(298 calories)
15% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (46%)
Fat (12%)
Protein (42%)
Carbohydrates, 33.45g (46%) Fat, 3.96g (12%) Protein, 29.68g (42%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories