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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 196.8
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
  • Sodium: 777.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 27.5 g

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General Tsao's Chicken

Submitted by: SLIMKATIE

Introduction

A Weight Watchers recipe... a FAVORITE of mine! A Weight Watchers recipe... a FAVORITE of mine!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
    2 tsp. peanut or canola oil
    2 cloves garlic
    3/4 c. chicken broth
    2 Tbsp. sugar
    2 Tbsp. soy sauce
    1 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
    1 1/2 Tbsp. corn starch
    1/2 tsp. ginger
    1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    4 servings cooked brown rice for serving (not included in nutrition info)

Directions

Combine garlic, chicken broth, corn starch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and red pepper flakes in a bowl and set aside.

Heat oil in a skillet, and add the chicken. Cook until the chicken is browned. Pour in the broth mixture and bring to a boil to thicken. Simmer until chicken is cooked all the way through. Serve over brown rice.

Makes 4 servings, 4 points each (plus the rice)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLIMKATIE.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I cooked my chicken in broth the night before then reheated it w/ the sauce the next day. I added broccoli & sugar snap peas and served it all over brown rice. I did double the sauce but I ended up w/more than 4 servings due to the additions. Can't wait for leftovers tonight! - 9/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! My family Loved this! I put it in the crockpot (except cornstarch and rice). I added the cornstarch 10 minutes before eating it to thicken it up a bit. Because I put it in the CP, I was able to eliminate the oil. I substituted Splenda. I served it with brown rice and steamed broccoli. - 2/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My friend and I made this dish and it was fabulous it tasted just like chinese food you buy at the take out place. In stead of cubing it up we just left the chicken whole and served it on the side with stteamed veggies...mmmmm delish!! - 9/16/10

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  • This is good, not as good as the restaurant but good. - 3/31/14

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  • this was very yummy used cut up chicken thighs and next time id add more garlic couldnt really tease what was in it and id use real ginger and not just ginger powder thats all i had on hand but whole family enjoyed it! - 1/13/14

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  • Very Goood !!!!!! Can serve over any type of pasta if you want. - 8/19/13

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  • This was great! It didn't taste like general's spot on but it packed good flavor for such few calories. Added broccoli and brown rice. Yum! - 7/16/13

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  • love this recipe. It doesnt really taste like general tsaos but it is still awesome - 5/22/13

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  • Loved this recipe and will make again. Added extra pepper flakes. Will try adding broccoli next time. - 1/4/13

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  • This is by far the BEST weight watchers recipe I have found yet. I served this with rice and broccoli and was stuffed after just one serving of both, and extra broccoli; which is rare for me since I started this diet. Thanks so much for the fantastic recipe!! - 8/23/12

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  • Love it! I like to add lots of veggies while it's simmering and I don't bother with the rice. Very filling! - 8/13/12

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  • I LOVE!LOVE!LOVE! this recipe. Very easy to prepare and I added a bit more of the red pepper flakes so good. - 5/27/12

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  • Love Love Loved it!! I've made it 3 times already. Thank you, great recipe. - 3/26/12

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  • Delicious! Served with brown rice and stir-fry veggies (broccoli, carrots, snap peas, and sprouts). Definitely making when I have my Chinese cravings! - 3/7/12

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  • Good, quick dinner! - 2/22/12

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  • So easy to make. Way better then any restaurant. I'll never get take out Chinese food ever again! - 1/23/12

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  • Yummy! Thank you!! - 1/4/12

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  • I used no sugar apricot preserves instead of sugar, it made a big difference. Delicious! - 12/17/11

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  • very good! Added broccoli and served over brown rice. - 11/16/11

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  • Was delicious! A great alternative to the "real" fried stuff! We will definitely make again but will take others' suggestions of doubling sauce and adding veggies! - 9/30/11

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  • Wonderfully Delicious - 7/27/11

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  • excellent
    When I can get my husband to eat it, you know it was declicious - 7/11/11

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  • This was AMAZING! I doubled the red pepper because I like it spicy. I didn't add vegetables this time but next time I make it I plan to add sugar snap peas, carrots, and other vegetables. I also froze some to use as lunches for work. Haven't nuked it yet, but I'm sure it will hold up well. - 3/1/11

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  • My husband is a traditional General Tso's Chicken fanatic. This receipe won him over and it has a lot less calories and fat. I love it with brown rice and broccoli. - 1/16/11

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  • This was good but not great. Not as flavorful as I would have liked or as I've had before. - 12/5/10

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  • This dish was amazing! After I made it I thought "what small portions" but I was so full I couldn't finish my one serving. It was very filling and satisfying. I had made a small side salad to go with it and didn't finish that either! Will definitely make this one again! - 11/1/10

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  • This was good but not near what you get at the Chinese takeout. It was too salty, even using low sodium Soy Sauce and reduced sodium Chicken broth, but my DH disagreed. I would like to try with Honey instead of sugar and maybe some Splenda to up the sweetness. It's usually sweeter. - 10/28/10

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  • This was delicious. Even my pickiest child loved it. Thank you for the recipe!!! - 10/11/10

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  • This recipe is fantastic! Thanks so much for posting it. Like others, I added chopped green onions in the browning process (with the chicken) and then, at the end, added chopped fresh broccoli. Really delicious and so easy and quick! - 10/11/10

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  • This came out amazing! Much better than the real thing and much much healthier! - 10/7/10

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  • This was great! I was thinking today as I passed the Chinese Buffet how good it would be if we stopped and then I came home and found this recipe which is FABULOUS! Thanks! - 10/1/10

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  • Absolutely love this! Was craving Chinese buffet somethin fierce and this satisfied :) Doubled sauce also and added broccoli and water chesnuts. - 9/29/10

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  • Really really yummy! I think I have made this before from my weight watchers cook book. I added some broccoli, peppers and a few onions and tossed in a few unsalted cashews. It was amazing! Also so super easy and quick to make! - 9/28/10

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  • very good. - 9/25/10

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  • This was the first recipe I tried since joining this sight and WOW, it was GREAT! I couldn't wait to get home for leftovers today! I doubled the sauce recipe like others, and included Asian stir-fry vegetables at the end. Magnificent! - 9/13/10

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  • Good! Next time I'd add some veggies at the last minute to enhance, but overall very good flavor! - 9/8/10

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  • We really liked this one. We added some onion and green bell pepper to sneak in some veggies. - 9/7/10

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  • This was really good and spicy! We added sugar snap peas and scallions for some crunch. - 9/6/10

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  • My hubby and I loved this!! I think next time I might even add a little chunk pineapple to it or even broccoli but it was great as is too!! - 9/3/10

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  • Thanks! - 8/25/10

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