Thursday, August 2, 2012

Low Fat General Tsao's Chicken

I was looking online for new chicken recipes and stumbled across this one. I didn't exactly have all the ingredients that the recipe called for, so I used what I had, threw in some extra's and hoped for the best! As I was watching it simmer, I have to admit there was a little bit of anxiety going on, but the results were amazing. I doubled the recipe, and the kids ate ALL of it!!!! My husband was disappointed because he was hoping for leftovers for lunch.

If you want to make this more like the real recipe, batter the chicken with the chicken nugget recipe, and fry it before simmering it in the sauce.

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can green chili's-, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons chicken broth
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup GF soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water


Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Stir fry chicken thighs until cooked all the way through. Remove chicken from pan Drain water and using the same pan saute the green onion, garlic, chiles, and green pepper. Cook and stir a minute or two until the garlic has turned golden Add 1/2 cup sugar, the ginger, chicken broth, vinegar, soy sauce, and fish sauce.
Dissolve 2 teaspoons of cornstarch into the water, and stir into the boiling sauce. Return to a boil and cook until the sauce thickens and is no longer cloudy from the cornstarch, about 1 minute. Stir the chicken into the boiling sauce. Reduce heat to low and cook for a few minutes until the chicken absorbs some of the sauce.

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