Tuesday, April 17, 2012

General Tso’s Chicken

YUM!! This recipe for General Tso's Chicken is fantastic! The chicken is juicy and flavor. The sweetness from the honey and the ginger make this dish super flavorful.

While the recipe serves 4, it only served 2 in our house. It was that good! Since it's healthier than take-out, I'm sure it all balances out in the end. :)

General Tso’s Chicken
Adapted from Everyday with Rachael Ray

Ingredients:
·1 egg white
·5 TBS cornstarch
·1 TBS plus 2½ tsp GF Soy Sauce Substitute
·1 tsp ground ginger
·1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ¾-inch pieces
·2 TBS plus 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
·1½ TBS honey
·1½ TBS rice vinegar
·1 bunch green onions, sliced
·2 tsp minced garlic
·Green vegetable and brown rice for serving

Directions:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg white, 4 TBS cornstarch, 1 tsp soy sauce substitute, and ½ tsp ginger. Stir in the chicken to evenly coat it.

In a small bowl, combine 1 tsp EVOO, remaining 1½ TBS soy sauce substitute, 1 TBS cornstarch, ½ tsp ginger, honey, and rice vinegar.

Heat 2 TBS EVOO in a large non-stick skillet. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until meat is no longer pink (about 5 minutes).

Remove chicken from the skillet and add green onions and garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in the honey and oil sauce mixture. Return chicken to the pan and cook, stirring, until sauce is thick and the chicken is cooked through (about 1-2 minutes).

Serve with brown rice and a green vegetable.

Yield: 4


I've also shared this recipe on: Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Gluten Free Wednesdays, This Week's Craving