Monday, June 1, 2009

Low Fat General Tso's Chicken

Yes, General Tso's Chicken can be lower fat than the deep fried chicken with thick sauce you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. This recipe is one hubs and I found from WeightWatchers. It quickly became one of our favorites because we both love Chinese food. It tastes a lot like what you get from our favorite restaurant, just not deep fried.

Try it, I promise you won't miss the deep fried chicken! :)

General Tsao’s Chicken

¾ c. Canned Reduced Sodium Chicken Stock
1 ½ Tbsp. Corn Starch
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. White Wine Vinegar
½ tsp. Ground Ginger
2 tsp Peanut Oil (or Canola)
2 Medium Scallions (chopped)
2 medium cloves garlic (minced)
½ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
1 lb. uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 c. Cooked White or Brown Rice

In a medium bowl, whisk together stock, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger; and set aside.

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.

Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions, garlic, red pepper, and cook 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook until browned all over, about 5 minutes.

Add sauce mixture and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, around 3 minutes.

Serve chicken and sauce over steamed white or brown rice.

Points: 1 c. Chicken & sauce with 1/2 c. Steamed White Rice = 7 points :)

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