Weight Watcher's General Tsao's Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have found this lower fat (not greasy) version better than the original. I use sesame oil instead of peanut oil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. * In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; set aside.
  2. * Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions, garlic and pepper and cook 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook until browned all over, about 5 minutes.
  3. * Add reserved sauce and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  4. * Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Yields about 1 cup of chicken and sauce and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.
Most Helpful

Delicious! What a great Weight Watchers recipe...hubby and I both loved it...it may not be the gooey sticky stuff...but it really did have the flavor...I downsized the recipe to serve 2 and hubby wanted seconds...so next time I guess I will have to make more...lucky guy can have seconds...this is a keeper...thanks for posting the recipe...made for Spring 2014 PAC

teresas April 11, 2014

Made this recipe twice. The second time I added some chopped red peppers, onions, and pea pods. It is very good and easy to make. I made the recipe as stated except I eliminated the oil and covered the pan good with Pam spray. It is delicious both ways. Thanks for sharing, I will be making it again.

october sky April 24, 2013

I made this for lunch today (and probably tomorrow, because there's a bunch leftover!). It was easy, came together fast, and it was a nice change from the norm. I followed the recipe, except that I used rice vinegar for the white wine vinegar, toasted sesame oil instead of peanut oil, and I had it over quinoa. I feel this has the exact right amount of spiciness, and cooking times were right on. Compared to non-Weight Watcher General Tsao chicken, it lacks the "stickiness" of the sauce. Maybe that is hoisin sauce or brown sugar instead of white or something... Anyway, it is a good recipe in it's own right. Made for Spring PAC 2011.

Greeny4444 March 11, 2011