Wednesday, April 20, 2011

General Tso's Chicken

This was a quick, easy and delicious meal!!  It is supposed to be a lower calorie version.  I left out the pepper flakes so that my kids would eat it.  They loved it!!  You can add more vegetables or leave them out.  The only thing I will do different next time is I need to double the recipe, they ate it all and I think leftovers would be tasty.  I served it with steamed broccoli on the side.
General Tso's Chicken
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
3 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch (3 Tablespoons 1 1/2 teaspoons)
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon oil
1/2 cup minced onions
1 teaspoon minced garlic
*1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
*1/2 cup unsalted cashew pieces
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into about 2 inch pieces.
*3 medium mushrooms, sliced
*2 stalks of celery, sliced
Cooked rice (I cooked 3 cups.)
*optional ingredients
In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; Set aside.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  Add onions, garlic and pepper (if desired) and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes or until browned.  If desired stir in the mushrooms and celery. 
Add sauce and simmer until the sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through. About 5 minutes.  If desired stir in cashew pieces. 
Serve chicken and sauce over rice. 

YUM!!

9 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious!!! I always discover fabulous-sounding recipes here at your blog.

    thanks so much,
    Patti

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  2. This looks yummy! My whole family loves ethnic foods and I am sure they will all go for this. I'm going to try it!

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  3. This is the type of chicken my son and the rest of the family would eat gladly. I would leave out the hot pepper flakes as well!

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  4. Yum! That looks and sounds delicious.

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  5. This is my favorite thing to order from the Chinese menu. I would love to give it a try at home.

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  6. Yea, I'm a big fan of doubling a recipe, I love leftovers for lunch! This sounds great!

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  7. Great sauce!! I'm going to mke in tonight with fake chicken :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  8. yah, I probably shouldn't be looking @ your blog when I'm hungry....now i'm starving!! And this chicken dish looks just wonderful! :-)

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