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A “Lighter” General Tso’s Chicken

Posted on by notsodomesticated Posted in Food, Recipes | 4 Comments

I’m not always a fan of “lighter” dishes because sometimes “light” = no flavor.

But as I’ve said on many an occasion, I trust Martha (Stewart, that is).  So when I found this recipe online, I went for it.

 

A “Lighter” General Tso’s Chicken

Modified from this recipe.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 servings brown rice
  • 2 tbsp, then 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and cut in half crosswise
  • 2.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh grated ginger (depending on how much you like ginger!)
  • 5 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Before you do anything else, cut and prep your chicken, snow peas, and ginger.

  2. In a big bowl, [...]
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