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General Tso's Chicken

I finally looked up how to say this name… it’s pronounced SO.

So, let’s make it. This is a very popular Chinese take out item that you can easily make at home. You can also follow these instructions and make it much lower carb than the one from the restaurant. There are seven grams of carbs in a tablespoon of cornstarch. On the surface that might seem bad, but most of the cornstarch in the recipe will be shaken off and rinsed down your drain. The cornstarch does help give the chicken the trademark crispiness.



1 lb of chicken breast cut into bite-sized chunks about 1” in diameter
1/4 cup of cornstarch
Peanut oil for frying (Peanut oil has a higher flashpoint so it won’t burn as easily as other oils.)
2 Tbl of minced ginger (Jar ginger can work.)
Red chili flakes to taste (I use very little and let my husband add more when he goes to eat his portion. That way no one gets too much heat.)
2 tsp of minced garlic (Jar garlic can work.)

For the sauce:

3 Tbl of rice wine vinegar
2 Tbl of coconut aminos, or Braggs aminos, or last choice: soy sauce (The others taste the same and are MUCH healthier for you.)
2 tsp of hoisin sauce (This is sugary but you are using very little. Only 7 grams of carbs per Tbl so it’s not bad.)
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of cornstarch



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