Healthy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's General Hungry's Chicken
HG's General Hungry's Chicken

Tso Good!

We've made over another Chinese-food favorite -- General Tso's chicken! Sure, the delivery guy at your favorite Chinese restaurant might miss you, but he'll get over it.

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes


10 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
2 tbsp. no-salt-added chicken broth
2 tbsp. cooking sherry
2 tbsp. plain rice vinegar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
2 tsp. granulated white sugar 
1 1/2 tsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
1/2 tsp. crushed/grated ginger
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 cups small broccoli florets
2 tbsp. thinly sliced scallions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. 

Place chicken in a large bowl, and season with salt and black pepper. Top with egg substitute, and toss to coat. 

Put flour in a wide bowl. One at a time, shake chicken cubes to remove excess egg, and coat with flour. Evenly lay on the baking sheet.

Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine broth, sherry, vinegar, and cornstarch. Add 2 tbsp. water, and whisk to dissolve cornstarch. Add hoisin sauce, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Mix until uniform.

Bring a skillet to medium-high heat. Add broccoli and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Uncover and cook and stir until water has evaporated, about 30 seconds.

Transfer broccoli to a bowl. Remove skillet from heat, spray with nonstick spray, and bring to medium-low heat. Add sauce mixture, and cook and stir until just thick enough to coat a spoon, about 1 minute.

Add chicken and broccoli to the skillet, and cook and stir until hot and well mixed, about 1 minute.

Plate and sprinkle with scallions. Eat up!


Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe (about 1 1/2 cups)
Calories: 360
Fat: 2.5g
Sodium: 768mg
Carbs: 34.5g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 16g
Protein: 40g

PointsPlus® value 8*

Fight it! General Tso's Chicken, Average
General Tso's Chicken, Average

Say It Ain't Tso…

Let's admit a few things about Chinese food. 1) It's really delicious. 2) The convenience of delivery makes it even more enticing. 3) Very often, it has a crazy amount of fat and calories. People, we love yummy food delivered to our doorstep too, but if you want to indulge in General Tso's chicken, there's a better way to do it. Our recipe is lower in calories and fat (the chicken's baked, not fried), and even higher in fiber! Sure, it takes a little more effort than making a phone call or plunking your order into GrubHub, but it's tso worth it.

Serving Size: 1 small order
Calories: 764
Fat: 40.5g
Sodium: 1,712mg
Carbs: 61g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 16g
Protein: 36g

PointsPlus® value 20*


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