General Tso's Chicken

12 30 350
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
General Tso's Chicken
Health Highlights


5 tbsp Cornstarch
2 tbsp Soy sauce, low sodium
2 tbsp Rice wine (or sherry)
1 large egg Egg white
454 gm Chicken thighs, boneless, skinless (cut into 1-inch pieces)
3/4 cup Water
2 fl. oz. Hoisin sauce, ready-to-serve
1 tbsp Rice wine vinegar
3 tbsp Canola oil
2 green onion (stem) Green onion (sliced)
2 tbsp Garlic (minced)
4 cup whole Snow peas, raw


Combine 4 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice wine and the egg white in a bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat.

Combine the remaining soy sauce and rice wine, water, hoisin and rice wine vinegar in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok or large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the chicken. Cook without turning, breaking up stuck-together pieces, until golden on the bottom, approximately 2 minutes. Stir; continue cooking until golden on all sides, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, scallions and garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add peas, stirring often, until bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the reserved sauce mixture, stirring until thick, about 1 minute. Return the chicken to the pan, stirring until heated through, about 1 minute more. Enjoy alone or serve with rice or noodles.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 350
Calories from fat 143
Calories from saturated fat 18.5
Total Fat 15.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.5 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Sodium 717 mg
Potassium 499 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Sugars 7.0 g
Protein 26.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.5
Meat 1.3
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 2.1

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