General Tso's Chicken

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I finally found a recipe for General Tso's Chicken that is Weight Watchers friendly. I got it from http://www.recipezaar.com/ which states it is only 6 points. I wanted to find out how many points it would be without the rice and it came out to only 4 points. Next time I will serve it with a mixture of broccoli and cauliflower for less points. It is definitely a lot less points than the dish I got from the Chinese take out restaurant the other day. It doesn't taste exactly like the Chinese version, since it isn't dipped in oil and fried, but the sauce is really good. It is definitely a great alternative to the fattening version if you are trying to lose weight like me. When I crave Chinese food, I will just have this instead. Delicious!


General Tso's Chicken

Ingredients:
3/4 cup canned reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons peanut oil
2 medium scallions, chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, minced or 1 dried chili, minced
1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups cooked white rice, kept hot

Directions
In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; set aside.
Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions, garlic and pepper and cook 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook until browned all over, about 5 minutes.
Add reserved sauce and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Yields about 1 cup of chicken and sauce and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.

Servings: 4   Points: 4 points without rice or 6 points with 1/2 cup of rice per serving


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