Easy General Tso's Chicken
Sometimes, I add sliced red pepper, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts. You could also add broccoli or sugar snap peas, green beans, or whatever veggie you want to eat. I would add the veggies in step 3 or 4, depending on how long the individual veggie takes to cook.
3/4 cchicken broth
2 Tbspsugar or splenda
3 Tbspsoy sauce, low sodium
1 Tbspwhite wine vinegar
2 tspfresh ginger, grated
4garlic cloves, minced
2 tspred pepper flakes (optional)
2 mediumchicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 cwhite rice, uncooked
·pam or other cooking spray
How to Make Easy General Tso's Chicken
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and add rice. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Let cook for 20 minutes or until rice is soft. While cooking, proceed with the following steps.
- Whisk together broth, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger. Set aside.
- Spray a wok or non-stick skillet liberally with Pam, other cooking spray, or oil to coat the bottom. Add scallions, garlic, and red pepper flakes, if using. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Cut chicken into 1" cubes, add to wok, and brown. Use more Pam if necessary to assist with browning. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. The chicken should be almost done before adding broth mixture.
- Add cornstarch to broth mixture and whisk to create a slurry. (Do not add the cornstarch in step 2 because the mixture will get gloppy and sludgy.) Pour over chicken and heat until boiling. Reduce to a simmer. Simmering will cause the cornstarch to thicken the broth mixture, and soon it will be as thick as the General Tso's sauce you get in the restaurant!
- Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!