Reduced-Fat General Tso's Chicken

From Cook's Country | December/January 2013

Why this recipe works:

General Tso’s chicken is a Chinese takeout staple, but after being battered, deep-fried, and coated in a sugary sauce, it’s hardly a healthy choice. To make a satisfying but lower-fat version at home, we start with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Crushed cornflakes give the coating a… read more

General Tso’s chicken is a Chinese takeout staple, but after being battered, deep-fried, and coated in a sugary sauce, it’s hardly a healthy choice. To make a satisfying but lower-fat version at home, we start with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Crushed cornflakes give the coating a crunchy texture that can stand up to the sauce, and baking instead of frying saves calories. We replace most of the sugary hoisin sauce with doctored-up, cornstarch-thickened soy sauce, adding balsamic vinegar and apricot jam for controlled sweetness and garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes for a final hit of flavor.

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Serves 4

Serve over rice.

Ingredients

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