My "General Tso" Orange Chicken

Christine Whisenhunt


This is one of the recipes I created a few years ago when I was on a "no salt, flour, dairy, oil, sugar" diet. It was hard to cook things with any flavor using those perimeters, but this was one of the dishes that delivered on big flavor. I have served it to company many times and it always gets rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I hope you will try it, as it is healthy AND delicious! I like to serve it over steamed rice with a side of broccoli, green beans, or asparagus. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
50 Min


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  • 6 large
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 c
    hot water
  • 1/3 c
    frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 Tbsp
    powdered ginger (or fresh)
  • 1 Tbsp
    red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp
    dried orange peel (or fresh)
  • 3 Tbsp
    dried chives (or fresh)
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced

How to Make My "General Tso" Orange Chicken


  1. Put chicken in a large skillet or pot. Mix sauce ingredients together. Pour over chicken, cover with lid, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until chicken is fully cooked and sauce has reduced, about 30-45 minutes.

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About My "General Tso" Orange Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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