Healthy General Tso’s Chicken



2 chicken breasts, sliced

2 tbsp. and 1 tsp. cornstarch, divided

1 tsp. sesame oil

2 cloves, garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. ginger

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar

2 tbsp. tomato paste

2 tsp. hoisin sauce

1 tsp. maple syrup

2 tbsp. cold water

2 green onions



1.Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.  Coat the sliced chicken with the 2 tbsp. of cornstarch.  Lay it on a greased cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

2. In a pan, heat the oil and garlic.  After a few minutes, stir in the ginger, soy sauce, broth, vinegar, tomato paste, hoisin and maple syrup.  Bring to a boil while stirring constantly.  Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.

3. Put 1 tsp of cornstarch in the water, making a thickening paste.  Add it to the sauce and stir, it should be getting thicker.

4. Coat the chicken with sauce, sprinkling green onions and sesame seeds (optional).


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