Tom's General Tso's Chicken Recipe

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Tom's General Tso's Chicken
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  1. Save yourself a little time and chop the all the garlic and ginger when you make the marinade!
  2. Mix together the chili peppers, 1 tbsp ginger, 1 clove garlic, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil in a wok until sugar is dissolved. Heat it up a little just to make sure sugar is totally dissolved. Let it cool for a couple minutes.
  3. Put the chicken and broccoli into a large bowl and coat it with the flour.
  4. Pour the marinade over the chicken and broccoli; mix to coat, and marinate for at least 15 minutes but no longer than 2 hours.
  5. Heat wok over high heat until very hot and add the oil.
  6. Working quickly add the ginger, garlic, chili (optional), sugar, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar and stir to combine.
  7. Add the chicken and broccoli in the wok along with the marinade and continue to cook until the chicken is brown (about 1-2 minutes).
  8. Once the chicken is brown, add the tomato paste and water (or broth) and stir it until the tomato paste is incorporated.
  9. Continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes, until chicken is done and sauce has thickened.
  10. Taste the sauce and season to taste with more soy, vinegar, sugar, chiles, etc -
  11. Serve with rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 117.9 Kcal (494 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.44g 8%
Cholesterol 4.1mg 1%
Sodium 1497.64mg 62%
Potassium 310.24mg 7%
Total Carbs 12.43g 4%
Sugars 2.74g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.46g 10%
Protein 6.36g 13%
Vitamin C 57mg 95%
Iron 1.5mg 9%
Calcium 43.3mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 101.1 Kcal (423 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.66g 8%
Cholesterol 3.52mg 1%
Sodium 1284.26mg 62%
Potassium 266.04mg 7%
Total Carbs 10.66g 4%
Sugars 2.35g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.11g 10%
Protein 5.46g 13%
Vitamin C 48.9mg 95%
Iron 1.3mg 9%
Calcium 37.2mg 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.3
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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