Lighter General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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  1. 1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 475 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, top with wire rack, and spray rack with oil spray. Spread flour into shallow dish. Whisk egg whites until foamy in second shallow dish. Spread Corn Flakes crumbs into third shallow dish. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, dip in egg whites, then coat with Corn Flakes, pressing gently to adhere; lay on prepared wire rack.
  2. 2. Spray chicken with oil spray. Bake until chicken registers 160 degrees and coating is brown and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, whisk water, soy sauce, apricot jam, hoisin, cornstarch, and vinegar together in bowl. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in soy sauce mixture, bring to simmer, and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and keep warm.
  4. 4. When chicken is cooked, return sauce to simmer over medium-low heat. Add cooked chicken and toss to coat. Serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1416.13 Kcal (5929 kJ)
Calories from fat 97.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.79g 17%
Cholesterol 100.7mg 34%
Sodium 3635.76mg 151%
Potassium 852.72mg 18%
Total Carbs 289.04g 96%
Sugars 45.7g 183%
Dietary Fiber 9.81g 39%
Protein 60.04g 120%
Vitamin C 68.1mg 114%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 37.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 212.86 Kcal (891 kJ)
Calories from fat 14.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.62g 17%
Cholesterol 15.14mg 34%
Sodium 546.49mg 151%
Potassium 128.17mg 18%
Total Carbs 43.45g 96%
Sugars 6.87g 183%
Dietary Fiber 1.47g 39%
Protein 9.02g 120%
Vitamin C 10.2mg 114%
Iron 0.1mg 4%
Calcium 5.7mg 4%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 28.4
  • 39

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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