Weight Watchers: General Tso’s Chicken
Fast food and takeout is easy to love while you’re eating it, not so loveable when you’re wearing the pounds you gained from eating it!Â That’s not to say fast food is fattening, but it is important to know that some takeout meals can be 1000 or more calories. That’s okay once in a while but becomes a problem if you do it too much.Jackie Conn from Weight Watchers joined Jim Morris on TV5 News at 5 to show us how to prepare a slimmer version of General Tso’s chicken – slimmer by almost 1000 calories per serving. It’s fast and easy to prepare and tastes so good it’s sure to be a family favorite!General Tso’s ChickenPointsPlusâ„¢ Value: 8Servings: 4Preparation Time: 20 minCooking Time: 10 minLevel of Difficulty: Moderate
You can enjoy this Asian classic by sautÃ©ing the chicken instead of frying it. The flavor’s still there â€” just not all the fat.Ingredients
3/4 cup(s) Broth, chicken, canned, reduced-sodium1 1/2 Tbsp Cornstarch2 Tbsp Sugar, white2 Tbsp Soy sauce (shoyu), low sodium1 Tbsp White wine vinegar1/2 tsp Ginger, ground2 tsp Oil, peanut2 medium Scallions, raw, chopped2 clove(s) Garlic, fresh, minced1/2 tsp Pepper, red or cayenne, or 1 dried chili pepper, minced1 pound(s) Chicken, breast, raw, without skin, without bone, cut into 2-inch pieces2 cup(s) Rice, white, cooked, kept hotInstructions
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger: set aside.2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions, garlic and red pepper flakes: cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Add chicken: sautÃ© until browned all over, about 5 minutes.3. Add reserved sauce to pan and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.4. Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Yields about 1 cup chicken with sauce and 1/2 cup rice per serving.Enjoy!