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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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excellent i really enjoyed it . i used splenda instead lighten up the calories
09 Feb 10 by member: misunderstood
LOVED it! This was a hit with the family! I also went with the Splenda/brown rice, will have to make this again soon!
20 Apr 10 by member: WWing4life
Just ate it for dinner and I thought it was so good... Will probably make it again this week... It took a little longer but worth the wait...
24 May 10 by member: Mom2Jade
This was delicious. The only thing I changed was Splenda for sugar and Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breast (Roasted Garlic and White Wine) as it is lower in calories. Otherwise, nothing got changed. Our family loved it. Thank you moleman2000. Very nice dish and perfect nutrition.
29 Jul 10 by member: The Next Number
Absolutely worth the 6 points, delicious and filling (and excellent with a side of steamed broccoli). Somewhat less spicy than what you would get in a restaurant, but that definitely makes it more kid friendly. The whole family (even my skinny and picky husband) loved this!
31 Aug 10 by member: Spiderbabyx
Thanks! We will be making this one again. We used splenda also and Brown Rice.
23 Jan 11 by member: GMA2KD
Excellent recipe and very well written out. It was easy enough for a novice like myself to make!
24 Jan 11 by member: spandolfo
Pretty decent flavor. It's not as hot as I normally like my General Tsao, so I also added some hot sauce. I think the sauce could be used to marinate beef and fish too.
27 Jan 11 by member: CMR
Absolutely amazing!!
29 Jan 11 by member: Kariann986
Awesome!! Used Hot sauce to spice it up!
07 Feb 11 by member: jessweav
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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
15%
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