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Takeout Makeover: General Tso's Chicken

Takeout Makeover: General Tso's Chicken

 

General Tso's Chicken is a popular Americanized Chinese take out dish that is super delicious and also super terrible for you. I have always loved this tasty dish, but avoided it because of the high calorie, fat and sodium content. It seemed this was the perfect recipe for my next takeout makeover. Instead of deep frying dark meat, I baked some lean chicken breast and topped it with my own sauce, which is light on the sugar and sodium, while packing quite a spicy punch. I put this dish together in 20 minute and one serving has only 236 calories!  Pair it with some steamed broccoli and brown rice and you have a healthy and filling dinner.

 

Get the full recipe at: Gen Y Foodie

 

Ingredients:

1lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" chunks

2 tbsp + 1 tsp cornstarch, divided

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp minced ginger

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth (or veggie broth)

1 tbsp hoisin sauce

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tsp chili oil (or sesame oil)

1 tsp honey

2 tbsp tomato paste

scallions, sliced

2 tbsp white sesame seeds

optional: 1 tbsp dried thai chilies

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