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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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Served with stir-fry veggies (broccoli, yellow pepper, celery, carrots and white onions) that had oil with garlic. Only changes were half stevia and half real sugar. Couldn't find my white vinegar so used honey-ginger vinegar. This is a definite keeper for my diabeties. Loved it. Will cook for company first chance I get.
15 Dec 20 by member: mdavignon
great recipe)
10 Dec 20 by member: dantan3
was very tastie
29 Sep 19 by member: susantalbot
I loved this!
10 Jan 15 by member: Vivmom
This turned out great! I used brown rice as well and totally loved it!
09 Sep 13 by member: Lanet26
This is a definite keeper! I cooked my chicken in half of the oil called for and a little extra broth, and cut the garlic in half, but this was amazing!
12 May 12 by member: Olei
Very easy to prepare. Healthy and tastes good!
24 Mar 12 by member: khamzawi
This was okay. I did not see much of a resemblance to General Tso's Chicken though. It tasted more gingery but still good over the rice. I used brown and white rice.
20 Mar 12 by member: roni0906
So good, I'm going to make it again!
03 Mar 12 by member: bethanies
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
298
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
3.96g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.832g
4%
Trans Fat
0.028g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.132g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.462g
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Sodium
480mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
33.45g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
6.81g
Protein
29.68g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
34mg
3%
Iron
2.26mg
13%
Potassium
406mg
9%
Vitamin A
15mcg
2%
Vitamin C
3.6mg
4%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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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