General Tso's Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 415.4
  • Total Fat: 15.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,055.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 39.3 g

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Exotic and pretty, but simple. Exotic and pretty, but simple.
Number of Servings: 4


    3/4 C reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1/4 C cornstarch, divided
    2 Tbsp sugar
    2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
    1 Tbsp rice (or white wine) vinegar
    1/2 tsp ground ginger
    2 green onions, diagonally cut in 1/2" pieces
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    1 tsp and 1 Tbsp peanut oil
    1/4 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
    1/8 tsp red pepper, or to taste
    1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, uncooked and cut into 1" cubes
    I bunch broccoli, cut into florets
    Basmati, long-grain or brown rice, prepared according to package directions


In a tightly-covered container, shake together broth, 2 Tbsp cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger. Set aside.

In a flat dish or bowl, combine remaining cornstarch, five-spice powder and ground red pepper. Dredge chicken pieces, shake off extra coating.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat; add 1 tsp peanut oil until it starts to shimmer. Add garlic, green onions and red pepper flakes, cook 1 minute. Add 1 Tbsp peanut oil; when hot, add chicken. Cook until evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan, set aside.

Add broccoli to skillet with about 2 Tbsp of water; cover and steam about 3 minutes or until it turns bright green. Return chicken to pan. Stir in broth/cornstarch mixture. Stir until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.

Serve over rice with a sprinkling of peanuts on top. 4 portions.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TOWNRL.

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