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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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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
We loved this recipe and amount was very pleasing for the calorie and fat count...will for sure be making this again!!!! LOVED IT!
31 Jan 12 by member: shlolly
Fantastic!!!! Everyone loved this recipe. I did have to use flour instead of cornstarch b/c I didn't have any and we used brown rice and added broccoli. It was great. Even my 8year old asked if we could have it again tomorrow! It's a Keeper! I think next time we will use a little less flour so there is more of a sauce tho.
25 Oct 11 by member: Shottidog2010
I have made this WW recipe before it turned out so tasty! my only complaint is there wasn't enough sauce.
13 Sep 11 by member: startswithv
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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%
of RDI*
(298 calories)
15% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (47%)
Fat (12%)
Protein (41%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories