Photo of General tso's chicken by WW

General tso's chicken

7
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
You can enjoy this Asian classic by sautéing the chicken instead of frying it. The flavour's still there — just not all the fat.

Ingredients

Canned chicken broth

¾ cup(s), reduced-sodium

Cornstarch

1½ tbsp(s)

Sugar

2 tbsp(s)

Low sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp(s)

White wine vinegar

1 tbsp(s)

Ground ginger

½ tsp(s)

Peanut oil

2 tsp(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), medium, minced

Red pepper flakes

½ tsp(s), or 1 dried chili pepper, minced

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), cut into 2-inch pieces

Cooked white rice

2 cup(s), kept hot

Instructions

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

Notes

The SmartPoints values of General tso's chicken may be altered by: cooking the chicken in a small amount of oil instead of deep frying and using reduced-sodium chicken broth and soy sauce.