Baked General Tso's Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 356.3
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 110.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,691.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 37.5 g

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A baked version that's healthier than the fried kind A baked version that's healthier than the fried kind
Number of Servings: 8


    1/2 cup cornstarch
    1/4 cup water
    1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
    1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup white wine vinegar
    1/2 cup hot chicken broth

    3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    1 teaspoon ground white pepper
    1 egg
    1 cup cornstarch
    2 cups chopped green onions
    16 chile peppers, sun-dried


To Make Sauce: In a large bowl combine 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Mix together. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white wine vinegar. Then add chicken broth and stir all together until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.

To Prepare Chicken: In a separate bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add 1 cup cornstarch and stir until chicken is evenly coated. This may not use up all the cornstarch. Save remaining cornstarch for final step. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes (until done - this will depend on the size of the pieces).

To Make Mixture: Place a small amount of oil (1 tbsp) in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add scallions and dried chile peppers and stir-fry briefly. Remove sauce from refrigerator and stir. Add sauce to wok. Then add baked chicken and cook until sauce thickens (add cornstarch or water as needed until sauce is as thick as you like it).

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VARMINT3.

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  • I am all about General Tso's Chicken....and this was quite off the mark. Sauce should be red pepper. The concept is there, but it lacks the sauciness of a REAL General Tso's. I didn't add as much ginger as the recipe called for, and it was still too much. The leftovers went in the trash. - 10/19/07

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  • So my roommate and I decided to make this for dinner. However we needed to modify out some ingredients. However, when making our recipe it ended up being 200 more calories over what they said it would. Very disappointed and didn't make it after all. - 10/11/07

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  • This was great. I made some adjustments, but the general recipe is wonderful. My changes: I used Spenda for sugar, I used egg beaters for the egg, and I used very little oil (chicken broth instead). I did not have chili peppers, but used a chopped green pepper. Lots of food, and srvd on rice. - 10/7/07

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