SLIM FOR SUMMER: RECIPE MAKEOVER
Jackie Conn of Weight Watchers of Maine shows us how to slim down a favorite fast food recipie: General Tso's Chicken.
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Slimmed Down General Tso's Chicken
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
¾ cup(s) Broth, chicken, canned, reduced-sodium
1½ Tbsp Cornstarch
2 Tbsp Sugar, white
2 Tbsp Soy sauce (shoyu), low sodium
1 Tbsp White wine vinegar
½ tsp Ginger, ground
2 tsp Oil, peanut
2 medium Scallions, raw, chopped
2 clove(s) Garlic, fresh, minced
½ tsp Pepper, red or cayenne, or 1 dried chili pepper, minced
1 pound(s) Chicken, breast, raw, without skin, without bone, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cup(s) Rice, white, cooked, kept hot
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; set aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions, garlic and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Add chicken; sauté until browned all over, about 5 minutes.
3. Add reserved sauce to pan and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
4. Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Yields about 1 cup chicken with sauce and 1/2 cup rice per serving.