Sunday, March 30, 2008

Recipe: Light General Tso's Chicken

Another one from my support site! I'm sort of craving flavor this weekend and may make this one for dinner... Hope you enjoy it too!

Light General Tso's Chicken
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp corn starch
2 Tbsp splenda
2 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 Tsp ground ginger
2 medium scallions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced (I used the garlic in a jar)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces (I used chicken breast tenderloins because they are thinner and cook faster)
2 Tsp canola oil

In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, corn starch, splenda, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger. Set aside.
Heat oil in skillet and sauté scallions, garlic, and pepper flakes for about 2 min.
Add chicken and cook till brown, about 5 min.
Add reserved sauce to pan and continue cooking until thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 3 min.

Serve this alone or eat it over brown rice.

Author's Note: I got this from the weight watchers web site as a core recipe

This sounded wonderful. I went on Fitday and figured the nutritional count. This is what I came up with for 4 servings; if it makes more let me know:

Calories - 285
Fat - 10
Cholesterol - 94
Sodium - 786
Potassium - 370
Carbs - 12
Fiber - 1
Protein - 35


Nixie said...

That sounds yummy! I love to order this when I eat at China Buffet. I'll have to try to make it. I'll make it spicier tho. I love hot, hot, hot. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Anonymous said...

This sounds SO good. This was my fave chinese food pre-op. Fried sweet stuff is not on the list these days! I will SO be trying this!

Sherry said...

Yum, this sounds delicious! Chinese food is my favorite, and it's one those foods that I know that I will miss after I have my surgery. With recipes like this, it sounds like I can still have some of my favorite foods. :)

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