Homemade Healthy General Tso’s Chicken

Chinese Food – one of those things that I get random cravings for and really enjoy, but Rich is not a big fan of! I actually hardly ever do Chinese Take-Out anymore because I am trying to eat healthier and because it is not something my personal eater really craves.

general tsao's chicken from Simply Asia

When we do order Chinese Food and I have no idea what to get, I ofter seem to want General Tso’s/Tsao’s Chicken. Rich always goes for some Egg Rolls. Another favorite of mine are those Boneless Spare Ribs, so bad for you but oh so good at the same time! Since I have such a “thing” for General Tso’s Chicken; I was so happy when I opened my give-away box from Thai Kitchen & Simply Asia and found one of their General Tsao Stir Fry Sauces to be able to make my own version at home!

homemade general tsao chicken

This version of General Tso (or General Tsao – seriously… which one is right!?!) is so fresh, fresh tasting, and pretty good for you so you can feel free to make Chinese Food at home any time now without worrying about your pants fitting tomorrow! I love how many fresh veggies are in here (and you can cook them as soft or crisp as you want them – I am not a huge fan of cooked veggies so I left mine a little crispy) and also how easy this was to put together – 20 minutes start to finish including cutting veggies and making rice… seriously, even take-out would take that long (since you know when you call for take-out the response will be something like “ok, thank you – that will be 15 minute”).

 general tso's chicken

AND for a complete meal… start with Egg Drop Soup, then some Baked Egg Rolls, and maybe even some Salt & Pepper Tofu (recipe coming soon on that one)


Homemade Healthy General Tso's Chicken
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Serves: 4
  • 1 pouch Simply Asia® General Tsao Stir-Fry Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups assorted fresh vegetables such as broccoli florets, cubed bell pepper, cut green beans, and sliced carrots,
  • apprx 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips* (for a vegetarian version use tofu OR use a combination of both like I did)
  1. HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add vegetables; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Add chicken; cook and stir 3 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Stir in Sauce until well mixed and heated through. Serve over rice or noodles, topped with Sesame Seeds for flair.

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And I Leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What is your “default” order when getting Chinese Take-Out?


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