General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Submitted by honeyhoney86

Makes 5 servings



From Pinterst. Each serving is just over 3 oz chicken and 1/5 of any remaining sauce.

Recipe Ingredients for General Tso's Chicken

1 lb. chicken breasts (cut into 1" pieces)
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 c. sugar
32 one quarter cup "lite" soy sauce
1/4 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
32 one quarter cup Distilled White Vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely grated
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. cornstarch, mixed with 3 Tbsp. water
4 green onions, sliced

Recipe Directions for General Tso's Chicken

  1. Dredge chicken in flour and fry in oil over medium heat (in a wok or a skillet) until golden brown and crispy

  2. Drain excess oil. Sprinkle cayenne over the chicken and keep warm on low heat

  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sauce ingredients (sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, garlic, and ginger) and heat gently

  4. When sauce is smooth and sugar has dissolved, SLOWLY add cornstarch mixture and stir constantly until sauce has thickened to desired thickness

  5. Pour sauce in the wok and stir to coat chicken

  6. Stir in green onion and hot red pepper flakes (optional)

  7. Remove from heat and serve with fried rice

Categories

Chicken, Asian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 146.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.3g
19%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Sodium
381mg
16%
Potassium
282mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
15.6g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
12.1g
Protein
26.8g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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