For my March 2013 Flashback, I am excited to share our trip to NY and my interview with Boomer Eisason (former NFL quarter back) with you! (If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, I am at minutes 1:40 and again at 8:45). But right now, I am super excited to share this Skinny Baked General Tso’s Chicken with you!:
If I had to pick my favorite food of all time it would be Asian food. I cook a ton of Asian food and I eat a ton of Asian food. Some way or another, I always manage to turn something “Asian” – Asian sweet potatoes, Asian soup, Asian chicken sandwich, Asian tacos, Asian squash, Asian cucumbers, Asian pork tenderloin, you name it, I’ve “Asianified” it. So needless to say, picking my favorite Asian recipes is a tall order. But if I had to pick my favorite Asian beef recipe of all time it would be this Asian beef. If I had to pick my favorite Asian chicken recipe of all time, it would be this General Tso’s Chicken, with my Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken, Pineapple, Carrots and Bell Peppers coming in a close second.
So in other words, YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS CHICKEN! (would it help if I said, PLEASE!!! 🙂 )
After devouring this for the first time, you might find yourself craving General Tso’s chicken, dreaming about General Tso’s chicken, even falling in love with General Tso’s chicken. But that’s okay, because this chicken is baked and then broiled to crispy perfection and not fried, so its worthy of all your guiltless affection. (Restaurant servings may include up to 1,300 calories, 11 grams of saturated fat well and exceed 300 mg of cholesterol – if you believe Wikipedia, but I think I do on this one).
The chicken alone seeps with flavor from the marinade and its crispy ginger spiced breading…but becomes positively addictive as its smothered in the sweet and spicy sauce. AND its so easy! You prepare most of the sauce when you marinade the chicken (marinade becomes base of sauce), so you are simply left with breading and baking the chicken (easy but can take some time) and mixing sugar with water and heating up the sauce when you are ready to eat, that’s it! Did General Tso’s chicken just get even better?!
I promise it will be become your family’s favorite General Tso’s chicken.
Recipe adapted from Rock Recipes
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