Thursday, November 3, 2011

No longer neglected

My poor kitchen. Its been so neglected for the past few weeks - the only items that have seen ANY action were the coffee pot and the toaster oven (for my morning Bagel Thin).

Last night, I decided to break back-in the kitchen - my only Terms and Conditions were to make something healthy (mine) and it must include Chicken (A's).

I went to my go-to website, and found a recipe that immediately sparked my interest:

Healthier General Tso's Chicken
from the blog, Kitchen Simplicity

When I found this recipe, I quickly noticed that it had originally come from the one and only, Martha Stewart - BINGO! This was what I was making for dinner!

It was pretty easy to make and it came out wonderfully. I doubled the recipe, so we could take it for lunch  and also added Onions and Sriracha to the sauce.

Healthier General Tso’s Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups snow peas, trimmed and halved diagonally
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Chicken and Coating
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  1. For sauce: Mix together water and cornstarch until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Set aside.
  2. For chicken: Whisk together egg whites, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Stir in chicken.
  3. To cook: Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add a small amount of oil. Add half of chicken to pan, dripping off excess coating. Cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan, add more oil if necessary and repeat with remaining chicken. Set the chicken aside.
  4. Add sauce to skillet and cook until snow peas are tender and sauce is thickened. Add chicken (and any collected juices) to skillet.Toss to coat.
  5. Serve with rice.
Serves: 4

Till next time-

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