Weight Watchers General Tso's Chicken

"Great WW recipe from a meeting. 8Points plus per serving."
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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add reserved sauce and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  • Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Yields about 1 cup of chicken and sauce and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.

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  1. This is a little different than General Tso's chicken, but it was absolutely delicious. Am trying to make every dish a little healthier lately and was not expecting such a great flavor in such a simple to make dish. <br/>I didn't change any ingredients, but did cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 T., but after eating it, I think next time I will only use 1 T. (I don't think we will miss the extra sweetness, and it saves a few calories.)<br/>I also almost doubled the chicken broth because the sauce got very thick quickly, and we like ours not quite so "gelatinous", if that is a word.....?? <br/>Any recipe that makes my family go back for seconds is 5 stars in my book.<br/>Next time I will add water chestnuts, green pepper strips, and some asparagus.<br/>Donna<br/>.
  2. Incredible dish which I served over brown rice. I double checked the points and I came out with 8 points....so just beware. My DH and I were very impressed with this meal and will plan on doing it again and again!!! Thanks for the posting!
  3. I don't think this tastes like General Tso's chicken, that said it was good. I added some red bell peppers, chunks of onion and sliced water chestnuts to give it more texture.
  4. Ok, so I only made the sauce and used it in some frozen stir fry veggies. But it was so easy and fantastic! Very satisfying and yummy! Thanks for this recipe... I'll definitely be making this instead of buying the crap in the bottles.
  5. This was really good. I don't usually eat it from restaurants but my husband does & said it was very good. The spice was just right for me. It was very simple to make and will definitely make again. I used sesame oil becuase I had it on hand & didn't want to spend $5 on the peanut oil. I served it on lo main noodles but won't again, just becuase the WW pts are double what the white rice was. It was tasty but if you're watching points...It's only 4 pts if you take the rice out of the recipe.


  1. Very good! More like a typical chinese brown sauce than General Tso's. I made 1.5 recipes of the sauce and added two heads of broccoli and served it with brown rice instead. Very tasty!! Great way to get a healthy, Chinese fix at home!
  2. This recipe was great! Used everything as directed except I substituted olive oil for the peanut oil. This was fabulous, fast and delicious. We ate it in no time flat! Will be sure to make it again!
  3. W-O-W! I would give this 10 stars! This is soooo so good!I absolutely loved it! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I'll definitely be eating this often. MY husband loved it, and my 19 month old ate more than I did! Mmmm can't wait to have this again! I didn't change anything except I used vegetable broth (only 15 calories per 1c), and I used arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch (also a little lower in calories).. This would also be wonderful as a vegetarian meal! You could use tofu, or just a mixture of different stir fry vegetables (or both), yum!
  4. This was absolutely delicious.... I didn't have red pepper flakes or a dried chili so I used 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper instead. It had a good kick to it. I will try it next time as written. Well deserving of the 5 stars!!
  5. I was hoping to make a lighter version of the general tsoa's I'm familiar with, but this was not sweet enough. I appreciate that this was weight watchers, but I might try this again with apple juice instead of the broth... and maybe more garlic and real peppers instead of the flakes.


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