General Tso's Chicken

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1- by 4-inch strips
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 ounces crispy rice cereal, such as Rice Chex, finely ground (rounded 1/2 cup)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cloves garlic, cracked
  • 2 ginger coins, cracked
  • 2 dried red chiles, broken in half
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 10 ounces)
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice, for serving
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Toss the chicken in a bowl with the egg white and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let sit covered for 10 minutes. Mix 2 teaspoons vegetable oil into the ground rice cereal, rubbing it in with your fingers. Dredge the chicken strips in the cereal. Place the coated strips in one layer on a rack set in a baking sheet and coat lightly with the nonstick cooking spray. Bake until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes, then cut into large bite-size pieces.

Heat the remaining teaspoon of oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger and dried chiles. Stir for a couple of minutes, then add the chicken broth, soy sauce, agave and vinegar. Mix the corn starch with 3 tablespoons water, and whisk into the sauce. Simmer gently for 8 to 10 minutes. The sauce should be thick, but pourable. Keep warm.

Put the broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and microwave until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.

Divide the chicken and broccoli evenly among four plates and drizzle the sauce over the top. Serve the rice on the side. Garnish with the sliced scallions.

Per serving: Calories 540; Fat 12 g (Saturated 2 g); Cholesterol 65 mg; Sodium 980 mg; Carbohydrate 73 g; Protein 35 g; Fiber 7 g; Sugars 10 g


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