Cate's General Tao Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 348.4
  • Total Fat: 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.8 mg
  • Sodium: 557.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 32.0 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 1/4 cups long-grain brown rice
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    1 pound snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
    4 garlic cloves, sliced
    2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated and peeled
    3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
    2 large egg whites
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower


Cook rice according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth. Add snow peas, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, and red-pepper flakes; toss to combine, and set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, and toss to coat.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Lift half the chicken from egg-white mixture (shaking off excess), and add to skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining oil and chicken, and set aside (reserve skillet).

Add snow-pea mixture to skillet. Cover; cook until snow peas are tender and sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet (with any juices); toss to coat. Serve with rice.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CATETHEGREAT.

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