General Tso's Chicken

If sweet and spicy Asian food is your preference, don't order takeout. Try this quick-and-easy recipe that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

General Tso's Chicken
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 8 mins


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 head fresh broccoli, steamed

Make It

1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch and chili paste. Set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 6 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Remove to a plate and keep warm.

3. In the same skillet, add the chicken broth mixture. Bring to a simmer and add chicken and scallions. Stir to coat chicken with sauce and heat through, about 1 to 2 minutes.

4. Serve over brown rice with steamed broccoli on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 395, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 99, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 30, Monounsaturated fat (g): 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 3, fiber (g): 3, sugar (g): 4, pro. (g): 44, vit. A (IU): 486, vit. C (mg): 40, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 21, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): 1, Folate (µg): 40, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): 1, sodium (mg): 667, Potassium (mg): 622, calcium (mg): 61, iron (mg): 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.