Healthy Remix of General Tso’s Chicken

This week don’t know why but when looking for some new recipes to try all the asian dishes sounded yummy.  So I picked chicken lo mein and general tso recipes to try out.  Both of them are healthier versions of the dishes too, woohoo!  I was scared that the general tso’s was going to be a little too spicy for my mild Norwegian palette, but it actually wasn’t too bad.. So if you like spicy I would consider adding some extra spices!  Just to warn you this is not as good as authentic Chinese, but it is still delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast or 1 lb of chicken breasts, cut into about 1 inch squares
  • 2 TBSP + 1 tsp of cornstarch
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic (I was lazy and ended up using garlic powder.. I added a little extra)
  • 1 TBSP ginger
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 TBSP of hoisen sauce
  • 1 TBSP of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp of chili oil or sesame oil (I used sesame)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 2 TBSP of tomato paste
  • 1 red pepper chopped (or any other veggies you want to include)
  • sesame seeds

Directions: Preheat oven to 375.  Toss cut up chicken in the 2 TBSP of cornstarch.  Then take the coated chicken and put on a pan in the oven for about 12-15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.  While chicken is cooking get a medium sauce pan and put the rest of the ingredients, excluding the sesame seeds, pepper, and extra cornstarch, into the pan between low-med.  Continuously stir and then let simmer for about 10 minutes.  Then once chicken is almost done desolve 1 tsp of cornstarch in a 1/4 cup of water and add to the sauce.  Simmer a few more minutes til the sauce thickens.  Then add peppers and chicken.  Stir til everything is coated and then top with sesame seeds.  Serve with rice or quinoa.  We chose quinoa.  Enjoy! :)

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