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General Tso’s Chicken

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WW Freestyle: 2
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Spicy, sweet, tender, insanely delicious General Tso's Chicken!
Servings: 4
Calories: 232


  • 1 large egg white
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch , divided
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry , divided
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce , divided
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 pound boneless , skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Vegetable oil , for frying
  • 4 to 6 dry red chile peppers
  • 1 red bell pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • Cooked rice
  • Green onions , sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg white, 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of the dry sherry, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and chili powder; whisk until well combined.
  • Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of the chicken stock; whisk until smooth.
  • Add the remaining chicken stock, 1 tablespoon dry sherry, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar; whisk until combined; set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade and slide into the hot oil.
  • Fry the chicken, turning it once, until golden brown and cooked through; about 2 minutes.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • In a large saucepan or wok, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
  • Add the chile peppers, sliced red bell pepper and broccoli; cook until tender.
  • Add garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and 1/2 cup green onions.
  • Continue to cook for a few seconds; add the chicken stock sauce, bring to a boil, and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Arrange cooked chicken on a platter and pour the sauce over it.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with green onions and/or sesame seeds.


RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Slightly adapted from Food Network
Nutrition Facts
General Tso’s Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 940mg39%
Potassium 802mg23%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1735IU35%
Vitamin C 127.6mg155%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.