Lighter General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Lighter General Tso's Chicken
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  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together 1 T cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth.
  3. Add snow peas or sugar snap peas, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes; toss to combine and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, remaining 3 T cornstarch, 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper.
  5. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  6. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 T oil over medium-high heat.
  7. Lift half the chicken from egg-white mixture (shaking off excess) and add to skillet.
  8. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 6-8 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a plate, repeat with remaining oil and chicken, and set aside (reserve skillet).
  10. Add snow pea mixture to skillet.
  11. Cover and cook until snow peas are tender and sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  12. Return chicken to skillet (with any juices); toss to coat.
  13. Serve with the rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 285.5 Kcal (1195 kJ)
Calories from fat 92.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.24g 16%
Cholesterol 66.89mg 22%
Sodium 903.13mg 38%
Potassium 392.51mg 8%
Total Carbs 21.91g 7%
Sugars 8.53g 34%
Dietary Fiber 2.53g 10%
Protein 27.95g 56%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 2%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 19.2mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 102.46 Kcal (429 kJ)
Calories from fat 33.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.68g 16%
Cholesterol 24.01mg 22%
Sodium 324.12mg 38%
Potassium 140.87mg 8%
Total Carbs 7.86g 7%
Sugars 3.06g 34%
Dietary Fiber 0.91g 10%
Protein 10.03g 56%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 6.9mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.1
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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