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Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 20 mins | Yield: 4 servings

This Ground General’s Tso’s Chicken is a delicious, healthy chicken dish that you can easily throw together in less than twenty minutes. Put a healthy and fun twist on a popular takeout dish with this simple recipe. Serve this Ground General’s Tso’s Chicken with hot steamed rice for a filling meal any time.

The sweet, spicy, and garlicky flavors of this scrumptious Ground General’s Tso’s Chicken are to die for! It’s a great option for busy days as this is super easy and quick to whip up. This is also a great freezer meal. Place Ground General’s Tso’s Chicken in a freezer bag or sealed container and freeze for up to 3 months.


1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 lb ground chicken

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tbsp minced ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced

8 oz. canned water chestnuts, diced


General Tso’s Sauce:

3 tbsp sugar

2 tsp hoisin sauce

3 tbsp soy sauce

1/4 c. water

1 tbsp cornstarch

3 tbsp rice vinegar

How to make Ground General Tso’s Chicken

Step 1: Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan. Then, add the ground chicken and diced water chestnuts. Cook until a good crust forms. Break it apart and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, breaking the ground chicken apart using a spatula.

Step 2: Add the ginger along with the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes once the chicken is cooked. Continue to cook for additional 10 seconds.

Step 3: To make the sauce, whisk the rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar, and a tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl until well combined. To the pan, pour in the sauce and bring to a boil. Cook for a couple of seconds more, stirring until the sauce has thickened.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 254 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 860mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg


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