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Yields:
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.

Ingredients

Directions

  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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Can I Have These Foods

on Calorie Count :
Food Group Avg Member Opinion 
Chicken and Poultry Products
Favorable
Grains, Pasta and Rice
OK
Sweets
Moderation
Oils
Moderation
Grains, Pasta and Rice
OK
Legumes and Legume Products
Favorable
Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Favorable
Soup
Moderation
Spices and Herbs
Favorable
Spices and Herbs
Favorable
food groups ordered by calorie contribution to recipe.

Reviews 
Great flavors So good that it tastes like you're cheating. I substituted brown rice also.
17 Jul 11 by member: MKreush
I have never written a review before but OMG this dish is amazing. I agree with blity when she said "it feels like you are cheating on your diet, that is how good it is". My husband LOVED it. Side Note: We didn't have any rice but blanched broccoli and red peppers for 3 minutes in boiling water, when the chicken was cooked and the sauce was thickened we added the veggies and served once heated through ( approx. 1 minute...didn't want the sauce to become watery). We will definitely be having this again. Who needs take-out Chinese when you can have this dish.
04 Feb 12 by member: Gabbie1018
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Nutrition summary:

There are 298 calories in 1 serving of General Tsao Chicken.
Calorie break-down: 12% fat, 46% carbs, 41% 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 15% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 13% Iron 50%
15%
of RDI*
(298 calories)
15% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (47%)
 
Fat (12%)
 
Protein (41%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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