General Tso's Chicken

General Tso's Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 451.2
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 110.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2,155.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 46.0 g

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We make this and serve it over Rice (brown or white)
NOTE: On the Chili peppers a Little goes a long way we only use 1.5 chilis
We make this and serve it over Rice (brown or white)
NOTE: On the Chili peppers a Little goes a long way we only use 1.5 chilis

Number of Servings: 2


    1lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1 chunks)
    5 dried red chili peppers
    3 green onions (sliced)
    oil (for frying) We use Olive Oil and try to limit it to 2 TBSP to keep Calories down.

    1 tablespoons rice vinegar
    2 tablespoons rice wine
    3 tablespoons sugar
    3 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 teaspoons cornstarch


First make the sauce- in a small bowl combine rice vinegar, rice wine, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch. Mix well and set aside.
Dice 1 LBS of Chicken into 1 inch square chunks.
Pan/Wok fry Chicken in a table spoon of Olive oil
Remove chicken from pan and add 1 tablespoon of Olive oil to your wok. Add dried chili peppers to your wok and stir fry for 30 seconds. Add chicken chunks to the wok and stir fry for a couple minutes.
Add sauce mixture to the wok and cook stirring until the sauce becomes thickened and bubbly. Garnish with green onions and serve over rice (for a NON spicy version just omit the Chili's and add the olive oil and sauce mix to the chicken cooking until bubbly.)
Note: If your wok has cooled before adding the sauce heat it up again as the cornstarch in the sauce needs a hot wok to thicken the sauce

The original recipe I had called for an egg batter for the chicken but we found we liked it better with out the batter and were happy with the reduced calorie content.

The High Sodium Content of from the soy sauce bothers me so I am looking for an alternative.
This reciepe could be divide in half for a total of 4 servings easily.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TCOMTAM.

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  • Very Good
    tasty - 5/15/20

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  • Very Good
    Made this recipe and was pleasantly surprised. I ended up using red pepper flake in place of the dried red chili as I couldn't find any at my grocery store. - 7/12/18

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  • This is too sweet for me, at a restaurant or here at home. - 5/19/18

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  • Incredible!
    I had chicken cooked and split from another recipe. So it is nice to find something to use it for. - 2/1/18

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  • Very Good
    great - 10/26/17

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