Ground General Tso’s Chicken

Ground General Tso’s Chicken

Ground General Tso’s Chicken is a healthy twist on popular Asian takeout! All the garlicky, sweet, slightly spicy flavor you love ready in just 20 minutes!


  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Course: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian
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  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 8 ounces canned water chestnuts , diced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

General Tso’s Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. To a large pan add 1 tablespoon oil, ground chicken and diced water chestnuts.

  2. Cook until a good crust forms before breaking apart, then finish cooking by breaking it apart with a spatula and cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes.

  3. Once the chicken is cooked add the ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for about 10 seconds.

  4. For the General Tso’s Sauce: Add the rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar and tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk together.
  5. Add the General Tso’s sauce and bring to boil. Cook for just a few seconds, stirring until it thickens.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Amount per serving: 254 calories, Calories: 254g, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 860mg, Potassium: 621mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 74g, Vitamin C: 1g, Calcium: 12g, Iron: 1g

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