Healthier General Tso’s Chicken


Modified Recipe from Beachbody

Serves Four


The Ingredients

  • 1 lb. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. cornstarch, divided use

  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

  • 1 tsp. sesame oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 thin slice fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp. coconut aminos

  • 1/2 cup bone broth

  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste, no added sugar

  • 2 tsp. hoisin sauce

  • 1 tsp. pure maple syrup, (or raw honey)

  • 2 tbsp. cold water

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 head broccoli


The Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  • Place chicken, 2 tbsp. cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl; toss until well coated.

  • Place chicken in a single layer on prepared baking sheet; bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

  • In a medium pot bring 1 in of water to a boil. Add broccoli, and a dash of pink salt. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium. Steam for 5-6 minutes.

  • While chicken is baking, heat oil, garlic, and ginger in large skillet over medium heat; cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Add soy sauce, broth, vinegar, tomato paste, hoisin sauce, and maple syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Dissolve remaining 1 tsp. cornstarch in cold water; add to soy sauce mixture. Gently boil, stirring frequently, for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.

  • Add cooked chicken to sauce, coating thoroughly.

  • Serve chicken sprinkled with sesame seeds, & green onions.

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