Saturday, 28 January 2017

General Tso chicken (Slimming World friendly)

It's Chinese New Year! I saw this recipe a little while ago on 'Saturday Kitchen' and thought I could adapt it slightly to make it Slimming World friendly. It's easy to make and only a few syns so a lot less than a takeaway and I make no claims for it's authenticity but I know my family really enjoyed it and I hope you do too.

General Tso Chicken

8 chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts (all skin and fat removed) cut into chunks
1 tbsp cornflour
1 large onion (cut in chunks)
2 red peppers (cut into chunks)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper

3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp hot chili sauce
2 tsp honey

1 tbsp sesame seeds

spray oil

  • Place the cornflour, salt and pepper in a large food safe plastic bag and add the chicken chunks , Seal the bag and give it a good shake so the chicken is coated with the cornflour. 
  • Spray a wok or large frying pan with spray oil,take out the chicken chunks and place in the wok then fry for a 5-10 minutes until cooked through (you might need to spray some more oil on) then remove from the wok and put to one side. 
Mix the soy sauce, tomato puree, rice vinegar, hot chili sauce and honey in a small bowl and whisk together well. 

Spray the wok again and over a high heat fry the onions, peppers, chili flakes and garlic until just starting to soften. Add the chicken and stir fry for a few more minutes then add the sauce mixture and mix well. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is thicker.

I served it over noodles with some stir fried vegetables and sprinkled each portion with 1/2 tsp sesame seeds. 

Serves 4 and is 1 1/2 syns per portion 

7 comments:

  1. Hi Vicki, About to try recipe but wonder why need to preheat oven? Can't see that anything is cooked in oven. Is it just to keep chicken warm?
    Looking forward to trying this.

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  2. Wow. I just made this for tea tonight instead of our usual takeaway. Absolutely stunning. Had to use garlic puree and crushed chilli and Tabasco instead of hot chilli sauce but it was delicious. My husband loved it too. We had it with boiled rice. Thank you. So glad I discovered your blog!

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    1. Thank you! I love hearing someone liking my recipes xxx

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  3. I found your blog when I was looking for a tomato soup recipe and I saw this and thought it looked amazing. Thank you and I'll be trying lots more as it was really easy

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  4. Must try this ASAP!

    Lots of love,

    Conny

    Xx

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