What’s for dinner? Lighter General Tso’s Chicken

Our daughter has been requesting “butter rice” for the past week, so I thought I’d make something that went with that.

The chicken breast staple was abundant in the freezer, so it was a given that that’s what was going to be paired up with the rice.

Here’s what we had:

Lighter General Tso's Chicken

Lighter General Tso’s Chicken

Adapted from Damn Delicious

Ingredients:

    • 2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 large eggs, beaten
    • 2 cups crushed Rice Crispies (I whizzed mine in the good processor until it resembled fine bread crumbs)
For the sauce:
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside.
  • Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in crushed Rice Crispies, pressing to coat.
  • Place onto prepared baking sheet and coat with nonstick spray. Place into oven and bake until golden brown and crisp, about 13-15 minutes.
  • In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine chicken broth, hoisin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and cornstarch until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chicken and gently toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.
  • I served this along side of “buttered rice” for the kiddos and plain for Mum and Dad, with several slices of fresh cucumber…dinner lasted less than half an hour 😃