Tuesday, October 29, 2013

General Tso's Chicken

My sweet sweet husband has one really sweet habit that makes me crazy sometimes. Every single time he goes to any restaurant he has a particular thing that he always gets. For instance - if we go to any Chinese restaurant he will get General Tsos Chicken; if we go to any Thai restaurant he will get Chicken Pad Thai; if we go to Winners he gets the Birdie Sandwich... every every dang time. I want to break his OCD and every time hope he will try something new - "here doesn't this look good?" at which point he always takes it into consideration and when it is time to order goes back to his old standby. Every every dang time. So yes - I see it as a challenge to expand his horizons - but yes I also find it absolutely adorable how faithful he is to his choices. So... it was only fitting that I find a recipe to make my sweet sweet husband General Tso Chicken. I made one version vegetarian with fake chicken and one with real chicken breast.

  • 1C veggie broth
  • 2T low sodium soy sauce
  • 1T chopped fresh ginger
  • 2t rice vinegar
  • 2t sweetener
  • 1t curry paste
  • 2T Franks sweet and spicy hot sauce
  • 2T evoo
  • 1 package of boneless chicken breast (or 1 bag fake chicken strips)
  • 1 handful of green onions
  • half package of frozen broccoli
  1. Mix broth, soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, sweetener, and curry in a bowl until it is well blended and put aside for a while
  2. Saute the chicken in evoo in a pan until heated through - remove from pan and put in a plate for a while
  3. Pour broth mixture in to pan and simmer until it thickens a bit
  4. Place chicken, green onions, and broccoli back into pan and coat with sauce until cooked through
  5. Serve over rice (though if you skip the rice and franks sauce this works for stage 1 south beach diet)

1 comment:

  1. Those look delish! We are really suffering here with how many challenges our "new" diet has (oncologist put us on it in October - so not really NEW, but still a royal challenge!)

    These look like they'd tempt my husband !:)



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