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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.8
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 858.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 25.0 g

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Renovated General Tsao's Chicken

Submitted by: VBMOM2010
Renovated General Tsao's Chicken

Introduction

This is a Weight Watchers Recipe Renovation. Delicious, tastes as good as the 'real' thing! This is a Weight Watchers Recipe Renovation. Delicious, tastes as good as the 'real' thing!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tsp ground ginger
    1 tsp red pepper flakes
    4 tsp olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 medium scallions, chopped
    4 Tbsp soy sauce, low sodium
    3 Tbsp splenda (or sugar)
    3 Tbsp corn starch
    1 lbs boneless skinless chicken, cut ino bite size cubes
    1.5 C chicken broth, low sodium
    2 Tbsp vinegar

    2 C rice, kept hot - rice not included in calorie counts





Directions

In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; set aside.


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.


Add reserved sauce and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.


Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Yields about 1 cup of chicken and sauce and 1/2 cup of rice per serving --- RICE NOT INCLUDED IN CALORIE COUNTS

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VBMOM2010.






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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome! I added a little bit of honey to give a touch more sweetness but a great recipe!!! Thanks for sharing. - 1/21/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. My husband and 2 year old twin boys really liked the flavor. I served it with brown rice and broccoli. I know this will effect the nutrition count, but I am going to try it next time with some Sherry and low sodium chicken broth. Yummy! - 2/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was fantastic! Tasted SO close to real G. Tso! I'm so glad I don't have to give up my favorite Chinese food dish, because of this recipe. My husband and I both said WOW at the first bite. - 5/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful, my husband and I both really enjoyed it. We used sesame oil and 1/2tsp of red pepper flakes but will probably use 1/4t next time. We also sprinkled some toasted sesame seeds on top. Yummy! - 3/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We made this tonight and it was awesome! My very picky husband even liked it. - 8/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight for dinner.....it's amazing!!! I will definitely make this again! So yummy! :) - 1/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was great! I added some dried chili peppers to the hot oil (I like heat) I will probably use just a little less sugar next time and add more pepper flakes. Thank you for a great recipe! - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious!!! This will definitely be going in my dinner menu rotation at my house! - 2/9/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but did not taste much like General Tsos. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and I loved it!
    I used a little less of the pepper because of my GERD. - 7/15/08

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  • The sauce was great, but the chicken a little dry, the second time I made it, I dusted the chicken with cornstarch and browned it first, added some sliced onion and red pepper with the garlic and hot pepper, and used brown sugar instead of splenda, much better taste on the chicken. - 9/16/14

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  • Very good! My kids even loved it. - 3/21/13

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  • Very very good! My picky husband liked it too! I made it exactly as it says except I added some sriracha with the garlic since we love extra spicy things! I will definitely be making this again! - 3/27/12

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  • A Hit with the whole family!! Served with broccoli and brown rice. Loved it! - 1/30/12

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  • I made this last night; LOVED it.
    I added one habanero and me and my DH think it tastes like Kung Pao we will definitely make it again. - 1/18/12

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  • Still one of my FAVORITE, staple Sparkrecipes. We eat this regularly, and don't change a thing as far as the ingredients go. It's perfect! - 1/5/12

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  • Very Yummy!!!! - 6/20/11

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  • So good. I didn't miss the breading on the chicken. I can't wait to make it for my brother in law this is all he gets when ordering Chinese - 6/13/11

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  • I loved this recipe - 5/27/11

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  • This recipe is amazing and easy. I can't believe how tasty it is, despite being so healthy!!! - 5/17/11

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  • This is a great and easy recipe! It has very much the exact flavor as your favorite general tso's chicken just without the breading on the chicken. My husband ate all but my portion so no leftovers - yum!! - 5/13/11

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  • Quick and super easy to make. Very delicious. - 5/4/11

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  • Delicious! I also added a tiny bit of honey and served it over brown rice with stir-fry veggies. Thanks so much! - 4/27/11

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  • Really, really good. Although when I calculated the points on the new weight watchers points plus program, the points came out 6. (That's using Splenda). It's 7 using sugar. - 4/19/11

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  • Whole family loved it. Was a little hot for some but easy and quick to make - 4/7/11

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