General Tsao's Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 209.0
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.2 mg
  • Sodium: 764.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 27.0 g

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Introduction

This Weight Watchers recipe is a family favorite! This Weight Watchers recipe is a family favorite!
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)

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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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  • really good and low cal too - 4/9/16

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  • This was amazing ! I used chicken thighs instead it came out great. - 3/25/16

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  • Really good! I made it with Truvia brown sugar blend, real ginger, and no cornstarch. Very low cal and low carb, but tons of flavor. - 1/25/16

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  • As others have stated this was great! It doesn't taste like General Chicken, but it is still good. Mines doesn't look like the picture above. Very good though will definitely make again - 11/15/15

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  • This was AMAZING!! Just tried it and already put it back on the menu for next week! - 9/17/15

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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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