Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lite General Tso's Chicken

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday :). Nate and I stayed in tonight and cooked dinner together and have a great date planned for tomorrow evening. I always have so much fun cooking with Nate. Chinese is one of our favorite cuisines and this dish turned out to be really quite light. We really enjoyed this dish, it's quick and easy to make and tastes great. This dish is adapted from a Weight Watchers recipe that I saw here. We made this chicken with basmati rice and garlic soy broccoli. Enjoy!

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
3/4 cup chicken broth (I used reduced-sodium)
1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried onion flakes
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together chicken broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic powder, and onion flakes. Set aside. Heat vegetable oil in a wok over medium high heat. Once hot, add chicken and cook until browned all over, about 4-5 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and simmer until chicken is finished cooking and sauce has thickened, another 3 or so minutes. Serve chicken over cooked white rice with your favorite Asian side dish.

This is Nate's plate. He loves topping almost any dish with sriracha hot sauce.

1 comment:

  1. This looks really good! I may have to reduce the red pepper as I can't do heat but I am excited to try it!