Low Fat General Tso’s Chicken Recipe


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In this video, April prepares a light version of the popular Chinese take out dish, General Tso’s Chicken. It is cooked with very little fat or sugar, but it still tastes fantastic! Next time you are craving take out, give this dish a try!

Serves 4-6

1 1/2 lb Chicken Breast, cubed
2 Tbls Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 Tbls Rice Vinegar (Found in Asian section of Grocery store)
1 Tbls Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tsp Minced Ginger
1/4 Cup Chicken Broth or Water
1 Cup All Purpose flour
1 Tbls Canola Oil
2 Green Onions, chopped


In a medium bowl mix together Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Sugar, Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic, Ginger, Chicken Broth, and 1/2 of the Green Onions. Set Aside
Put flour into a large ziploc bag then add in the cubed chicken, shake around until each piece is coated.
In a large skillet add oil over med high heat, remove chicken from the bag, shaking off the excess flour, then add to the skillet. Let chicken cook until it is golden on each side, then remove from the skillet.
Add the sauce in the skillet, cook for about 30 sec, then add chicken back in. Toss chicken in sauce until sauce thickens and is completely heated and cooked through.
Garnish chicken with remaining green onions, serve with brown rice and steamed broccoli or snap peas.


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  1. That's an excellent recipe April. This is one of my favorites. You have come up with a winner here. I could never figure out how to pronounce the name either. I just usually point to it on the menu and say I'll have that. Thanks so much

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