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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 162.2
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.3 mg
  • Sodium: 553.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 19.4 g

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General Tso chicken

Submitted by: ANSKAR

Number of Servings: 6


    1 lb chicken breast cut into cubes
    1.5 tablespoons peanut oil
    3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
    2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon ginger
    1/3 cup scallions chopped
    1 tsp red pepper flakes


Whisk chicken broth, sugar, soy sauce, corn starch, white wine vinegar and ginger. Set aside. In a large skillet heat peanut oil. Saute scallions & red pepper flakes for 2-3 min. Add chopped chicken and cook until browned. Add liquid and cook until sauce thickens.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANSKAR.

TAGS:  Poultry |

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The actual recipe yields per serving about 1 cup of chicken & sauce and 1/2 c. of rice for 323 calories per serving. The recipe makes about 4 servings. It's quite delicious, light, but spicy hot, so adjust your pepper flakes according to your taste or omit. - 3/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My first time making this dish at home. Absolutely tasty! I added 1 egg, 2 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp wine to coat the chicken with before browning. - 1/2/08

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  • Was very good, hotter than I'm use to having though. - 3/19/12

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  • very good, try with side of broccoli - 3/7/12

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  • This was really good, but tastes nothing like general tso's chicken. - 2/4/12

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  • Absolutely fantastic!! An instand favorite. - 4/4/11

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  • Very good. Halve the red peper flakes. - 10/20/10

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  • Flavor was awesome! be careful not to cook the chicken too long or it'll get chewy. I cut up 4 chicken breasts because that's what I had thawed. When I told my husband that we should have gotten at least 6 servings out of it he looked at me like I was crazy. He just wanted more sauce! - 8/27/10

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  • Very good. Will make it again! - 8/22/10

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  • great wow - 8/17/10

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  • I made this for my wife tonight. I am not the cook in the family, but this was an easy recipe that turned out excellent! The only problem is that I may have to start doing more of the cooking now. :-) - 8/9/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    dfdf - 4/26/10

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  • Really, really good. I'll be making this again. - 1/30/10

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  • This is my favorite pic at our local chinese restaurant. I tried this recipe and it is even better then the restaurants.
    A must for anyone thinking about trying it!!! yummm - 1/26/10

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  • I loved this recipe!!! So easy and so much flavor. Have added it to our list of regulars!!! - 1/9/10

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  • This was very good... and easy. Even my son liked it. - 11/9/09

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  • I serve this with brocolli, waterchestnuts & brown rice. I double the sauce as well. Use half of the red pepper flakes full amount is too spicy for Johanna and Mom. - 10/27/09

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  • Delicious. Hard to believe it is a low calorie meal. I should have put more red pepper flakes as I like my general tso spicy, but it still was excellent. SO easy to make, and yet so good. - 6/7/09

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  • This was great. My husband loved it. He loves spicy so we used a lot of the red pepper flakes. Maybe a little too spicy for me, but still good. - 5/6/09

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  • this was pretty good! I never had general tso before so i have nothing to compare it too. I used olive oil instead of peanut cause i didnt have any... >_<
    thanks for sharing! - 4/3/09

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  • This was very good with jasmine rice. I may add more soy sauce and red pepper flakes next time, but I like really spicy food. This was more like 4 servings instead of 6. - 3/28/09

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  • I am a very picky general tso's eater and LOVED this dish.. I only added about half of what the red pepper called for and found that to be perfect!! - 6/24/08

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  • This was great. My husband is a general tso's fanatic and he made it and we both loved it. Even our picky eater son loved it. Definitely going in the recipie box!!!! - 6/1/08

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  • Yum - 4/29/08

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  • This was pretty good. I made an Emeril recipe a few years ago, but of course i wasn't low fat. This was a nice taste of low fat chinese. It was only 3 servings for us, though. - 2/10/08

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