General Tso's Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 317.0
  • Total Fat: 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.8 mg
  • Sodium: 569.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 9.6 g

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I love Chinese food so am always looking for good recipes. I found this one and made a few tweaks to it. See cooking instructions. I love Chinese food so am always looking for good recipes. I found this one and made a few tweaks to it. See cooking instructions.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 TBS Hoison Sauce
    5 TBS Plum Sauce
    2 TBS Sherry Wine
    2 TBSRice Vinegar
    1 TBS Soy Souce (low sodium)
    2 TBS Honey
    2TBS Sugar
    Dash Powdered Ginger
    Dash Garlic Powder
    2 TBS Cornstarch
    3 Minced Garlic Cloves
    12 Dry Red Peppers
    1 TSP Minced Ginger
    1 Egg
    1.5 LBS Boneless Chicken
    3 TBS Oil
    1 TSP Sesame Oil


Mix Hoisin, Plum sauce, Sherry, rice vinegar, honey, sugar, powdered ginger and garlic powder in a bowl. Adjust to taste if need be.

Slice chicken into bite slice pieces. Scramble egg and add cornstartch. Place chicken in mixture.

Add oil to pan and dry chicken until ready. Set chicken aside.

Chop scallions and reserve green tops.

Chop remaining scallions, dry red peppers, minced garlic and ginger in pan with leftover oil. Once sauted add in chicken and sauce. Cook until sauce thick.

**I have substituted dry red pepper and minced garlic with the pepper flakes and powder. I also use minced garlic seasoning instead of the real thing. I have not noticed a difference. Also, I have eliminated the scallions and you can do without them.

Serve over brown/white rice with veggies. I usually add broccoli but anything goes!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENUHL22.

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  • I love General Tso's...however there are no measurements for the ingredients... - 1/27/09

    Reply from KLONDIE3 (1/27/09)
    oops....added. Thanks! It's really great and the adjustments make it even easier to make. I love Chinese but have a had time eating out Chinese beucase it's even worse for you:( This gives me a fix!

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