Feed Your Face Friday: General Tso’s Chicken


Happy Friday guys! We made it! It’s been a while since our last FYFF. And to celebrate, let’s make some yummy Chinese food. General Tso’s Chicken is probably my second favorite thing to order from a Chinese place (the first being Orange Chicken). But, we all know how eating out constantly isn’t healthy – for our bodies or our wallets. Luckily we live in a world where we can find all sorts of recipes online and also find pre-made sauces in our local grocery stores (and also have access to the ingredients to make the sauce from scratch if we want).

generaltsochick

I decided to take the easy road and buy a sauce from the store, but the healthier road by baking the chicken rather than frying it to get that yummy crunch.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Bread crumbs or Panko
  • Minced garlic
  • Sesame oil
  • Broccoli*, whole or chopped
  • Carrots*, chopped
  • General Tso Pre-made Sauce**
  • Cooked White Rice

How To:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450
  2. Coat the chicken in flour, dip into the egg, then coat in the bread crumbs/panko. Place pieces onto baking sheet and bake for 15 – 20 minutes & set aside
  3. Heat a little bit of Sesame oil in a wok (a large pan will do) & cook the garlic until fragrant
  4. Add Broccoli & Carrots, cook through
  5. Add the baked chicken, pour in enough of the pre-made sauce to coat evenly
  6. Remove from heat and serve over fresh white rice

*I used frozen veggies, simply because it’s cheaper for me to buy them in bulk and be able to keep them in the freezer since I don’t use them very often, but you can definitely use fresh veggies!

**I also used a store-bought pre-made sauce, but there are lots of recipes online so you can make your own from scratch (I blame this on my laziness…lol)

This is sooooo easy to make and absolutely delicious! I hope you guys try it, and let me know if you’ve got a good recipe for a General Tso sauce, I’d love to test it out!

Got a recipe you want me to try? Let me know & I’ll give it a go (and give you & your blog – if you have one – a shout out!)

till next post, Katie

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