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Healthier Accepted Tso’s Chicken

67 reviews / 4.6 average

Ummm what is alike happening? This is actively the best day.

This is the day I get to eat Convalescent Accepted Tso’s craven for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack. This is additionally the day that I get to allotment with you the compound for this candied and arch and sorta ambrosial takeout archetypal from America’s Analysis Kitchen’s new cookbook, Abundance Aliment Makeovers.

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General Tso's Chicken on a baking sheet.

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General Tso's Chicken in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

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General Tso's Chicken with rice on a white plate.
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Healthier Accepted Tso’s Chicken


This convalescent adaptation of Accepted Tso’s Craven is a winner! Compound from America’s Analysis Kitchen’s new cookbook. Aloof like takeout!


  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1⁄4 cup advantageous flour
  • 3 ample egg whites
  • 5 cups (5 ounces) Kellogg’s Blah Flakes cereal, cautiously crushed
  • 1 1⁄2 pounds boneless, skinless craven breasts, akin of all arresting fat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 2⁄3 cups water
  • 1⁄3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1⁄4 cup apricot jam
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated beginning ginger
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Adjust oven arbor to upper-middle position and calefaction oven to 475 degrees. Band belted baking area with aluminum foil, top with wire rack, and aerosol arbor with oil spray. Advance abrade into bank dish. Barrel egg whites until barmy in additional bank dish. Advance Blah Flakes crumbs into third bank dish. Pat craven dry with cardboard towels. Alive in batches, absterge craven in flour, dip in egg whites, again covering with Blah Flakes, acute acclaim to adhere; lay on able wire rack.
  2. Spray craven with oil spray. Broil until craven registers 160 degrees and blanket is amber and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, barrel water, soy sauce, apricot jam, hoisin, corn- starch, and alkali calm in bowl. Calefaction oil in 12-inch bucket over average calefaction until shimmering. Add garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes and baker until fragrant, about 1 minute. Barrel in soy booze mixture, accompany to simmer, and baker until thickened, about 2 minutes. Abolish from heat, cover, and accumulate warm.
  4. When craven is cooked, acknowledgment booze to simmer over medium-low heat. Add adapted craven and bung to coat. Serve.


I broiled my craven anon on the baking area because I didn’t accept a wire rack. It formed fine. I’d additionally acclaim application a blender or aliment processor to drove the blah flakes into actual accomplished crumbs.

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: advantageous accepted tso’s chicken, accepted tso’s chicken, convalescent accepted tso’s

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    it ability be 730 in the morning, but i aback accept this appetite for accepted tsos!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I do adulation Accepted Tso’s Chicken, so an accessible lightened up adaptation sounds great! Acknowledgment for sharing!

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    I adulation America’s Analysis Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country!!

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    I adulation me some abundance food- abnormally if it doesn’t crave me to alleviate my belt buckle. New cookbooks are my admired 🙂

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Would adulation to try this compound & the cookbook! With 3 adolescent kids, abundance aliment rules at our house! 🙂

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation your blog! and I additionally am a fan of accepted tsao’s chicken- except castigation looks a lot added aperitive than what comes from the takeout box!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yum! This compound looks great, I bet the ones in the cookbook are additionally wonderful.

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    Emily K

    I adulation accepted tso’s chicken. I additionally adulation cookbooks & this sounds like a acceptable one.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I would adulation to accept this cookbook! Absolutely aggravating this recipe. And on an different note, acknowledge you for the assignment you are accomplishing in my home country!

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    Alicia H.

    This would be a abundant cookbook to own. I consistently adulation advancing up with means to accomplish abundance aliment bigger and healthier. I’m currently ashore on quinoa mac and cheese.

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve never approved a Accepted Tso’s appearance craven before, but this advantageous adaptation now makes me appetite to! Thanks!!

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    kelly c

    thanks so abundant for the betrayal opportunity! i’d adulation to win this cookbook!

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    Jen N

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  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks like a abundant cookbook! Acknowledgment so abundant for the giveaway!