20 January, 2012

Lighter General Tso Chicken | Martha Stewart

Photo and recipe via Martha Stewart

Lighter General Tso Chicken ingredients
Makes 4 servings
1 1/4 cups long-grain brown rice
1/4 cup cornstarch
1-LB snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
4 garlic cloves, sliced
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated and peeled
3 Tbsp light-brown sugar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes
2 large egg whites
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1-LB boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Tbsp vegetable oil, such as safflower


Cook rice according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth.

Add snow peas, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, and red-pepper flakes; toss to combine, and set aside. 

In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, and toss to coat.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high.

Lift half the chicken from egg-white mixture (shaking off excess), and add to skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes.

Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining oil and chicken, and set aside (reserve skillet). 

Add snow-pea mixture to skillet.

Cover; cook until snow peas are tender and sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet (with any juices); toss to coat. 

Serve with rice.

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