Oven Baked General Tso's Chicken

Russ Myers

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@Beegee1947

For a much healthier version of the classic easy General Tso's Chicken, try out this Oven Baked General Tso's Chicken recipe

In this version, that classic Chinese food taste and texture comes from baking, as opposed to frying, the chicken. Best of all, this healthy chicken recipe can be ready in 30 minutes, less time than it takes to order in food.


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Serves:

4 Servings

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
1
egg, beaten
1 c
bisquick
1 Tbsp
paprika
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
peanut oil, or vegetable oil
1 tsp
ginger, minced
1 tsp
garlic, minced
2
scallions, cut into 1 inch pieces, plus more for garnish
3 c
broccoli florets

FOR THE SAUCE:

1 c
chicken broth
2 tsp
cornstarch
2 Tbsp
honey
2 Tbsp
duck sauce
2 Tbsp
rice wine vinegar, or white vinegar
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
asian hot sauce (optional)
chili flakes (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil that’s been heavily sprayed with nonstick spray.
2
In a medium bowl, stir together the Bisquick, paprika, salt and black pepper


In another medium bowl, mix the chicken together with the beaten egg.
3
Place a few pieces of chicken at a time into the dry mixture and toss them around to get them well coated then place them onto the prepared baking sheet.

Repeat the process until all the chicken is coated then spray them heavily on top with nonstick spray and bake them for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they’re golden brown.
4
For the sauce, in a medium bowl add the cornstarch to the chicken broth and mix them together until there are no lumps.

Add the honey, duck sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, hot sauce and chili flakes then stir to combine and set aside.
5
For the broccoli, you can either steam it or toss it into boiling water for just a few minutes so that it maintains its crispness.
6
When the chicken is done, remove it from the oven and set it aside.

In a large skillet or wok over a medium high heat add the oil, garlic, ginger, and scallions to the pan and stir fry them for about two minutes.
7
Before adding the sauce to the pan, stir it well since the cornstarch has a tendency to sink to the bottom.

Add the sauce to the pan and bring it up to a boil.

As the liquid reaches a boil it will darken and thicken significantly.
8
Add the cooked chicken pieces and stir until they are well coated.

Serve it with the broccoli and cooked rice.

Garnish with scallions, chili flakes and sesame seeds if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy