Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Healthy General Tso's Chicken

I was recently introduced to a fantastic website called Pinterest (if you heard of it you know how addictive it can be...if not...DO IT!). With this site, I have found a new world of recipes and can store them by picture so easily...and it comes with a link to original site!! We tried this recipe and it was DELICIOUS!!!! The hardest part was dealing with the chicken since we were having issues with our fridge freezing everything. While I normally put my recommendations *after* the recipe, I only have one so I'll just put it here: prep the chicken first. This took the longest for me. That said, lets go.

The Chicken & Coating

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 T. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. chicken, cut into bite size pieces (I used thighs)
The Sauce
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 c. snow peas, trimmed & halved diagonally
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 T. light bright sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (or to taste)
For the sauce: Mix together the water and cornstarch until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients and set aside. 

For the chicken: Whisk together egg whites, cornstarch, salt & pepper. Stir in chicken. 

Cooking directions: In a skillet heated over medium-high, add a small amount of oil. Add chicken to the pan (or half if there isn't enough room), dripping off excess coating. Cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown and cooked thoroughly. Remove from pan and set aside. (If you do cook half, set the first half aside, add more oil if necessary and repeat the process). Add the sauce to the skillet and cook until the peas are tender and sauce is thickened. Add chicken back into the pan along with any collected juices. Toss to coat and serve with rice. 

Sauce before cooking

Chicken almost finished cooking...looks yummy!  
Dinner is served!! By the way...we just used the boil bag rice. Nothing fancy.

Now that you have this fabulous, delicious recipe...what are you still doing here?! Get to cookin'!!! haha.  

[[Original recipe can be found here]]


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