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Daphne Oz's General Tso's Chicken

General Tso Chicken Daphne Oz
Lightened-Up Chicken with Scallion Brown Rice
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
6
cost
$
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General Tso's Chicken Recipe: A lightened-up version of your favorite take-out dish.
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ingredients
  • 2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 6 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil (separated)
  • 1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sambal
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Ginger
  • For the Scallion Brown Rice:
  • 2 cups Brown Rice (cooked to package instructions)
  • 1 bunch Scallions (green and white parts; sliced thinly)
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds
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  • 1
    2 Egg Whites
    6 tablespoons Corn Starch
    2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces)
    In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the egg whites and cornstarch. Toss the chicken in the mixture.
  • 2
    3 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil (separated)
    In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil. Sauté the chicken pieces, about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from pan and reserve.
  • 3
    1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
    2 tablespoons Sambal
    2 tablespoons Honey
    2 tablespoons Orange Juice
    1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
    2 Garlic cloves (sliced)
    2 tablespoons grated Ginger
    Meanwhile, stir together the soy sauce, sambal, honey, orange juice, and sesame oil in a small bowl or measuring cup. Wipe pan clean, add the additional 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Sauté the garlic and ginger for about a minute, until fragrant, and then add the soy sauce mixture. Once boiling, add the chicken and toss to coat. Check seasoning and serve.
  • 4
    1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
    1 bunch Scallions (green and white parts; sliced thinly)
    2 cups Brown Rice (cooked to package instructions)
    1 tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
    1 tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds
    For the Scallion Brown Rice: In a small sauté pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the scallions, and cook until softened. Pour over the rice in a bowl, and add the soy sauce and sesame seeds. Fold together until thoroughly combined, check seasoning, and serve.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. This dish clocks in around 550 calories, so it's a better-for-you option than traditional General Tso's Chicken.
    2. The cornstarch makes the chicken crispy and keeps the breading from getting soggy.
    3. If you don’t have sambal, then use any barbeque sauce.
 
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