General Tso's Chicken (Take out Fakeout) Recipe

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General Tso's Chicken (Take out Fakeout)
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  1. Step by step.
  2. Prepare rice according to package instructions.
  3. Blanch (slightly steam) the broccoli. It should still be fairly crisp.
  4. In a small bowl, prepare the sauce by whisking together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and the water first, then add the chicken broth, garlic, ginger, honey, soy sauce and pepper flakes.
  5. Adjust the pepper flakes to your taste. I used only 1/2 tablespoon so my kids could eat it.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  7. In another small bowl, mix the remaining 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, salt and pepper.
  8. Throw the chicken pieces into the cornstarch mixture and toss to coat.
  9. Working in batches, brown the chicken in the oil.
  10. Once all the chicken is browned, put it all back into the skillet.
  11. Add the broccoli and the sauce.
  12. Cook over for a few minutes more until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thickened.
  13. Serve the chicken and broccoli mixture over rice.
  14. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 376.61 Kcal (1577 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.42g 13%
Cholesterol 66.89mg 22%
Sodium 986.31mg 41%
Potassium 814.66mg 17%
Total Carbs 48.98g 16%
Sugars 11.18g 45%
Dietary Fiber 5.67g 23%
Protein 30.84g 62%
Vitamin C 105mg 175%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 81.7mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 83.5 Kcal (350 kJ)
Calories from fat 16.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.87g 13%
Cholesterol 14.83mg 22%
Sodium 218.69mg 41%
Potassium 180.63mg 17%
Total Carbs 10.86g 16%
Sugars 2.48g 45%
Dietary Fiber 1.26g 23%
Protein 6.84g 62%
Vitamin C 23.3mg 175%
Iron 0.3mg 8%
Calcium 18.1mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.4
  • 10

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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