In the mood for Chinese tonight? Hold the phone! Takeout is tempting, but you can make a tastier, healthier dinner that will
satisfy your craving and be ready as fast as it would take to find the restaurant menu, decide what everyone wants, order and
To make your own General Tso’s Chicken—a takeout favorite—all it takes is a wok and a handful of basic ingredients to
reproduce this must-order dish of saucy chicken and crisp snow peas—with less fat and half as much sodium as the #16 from
your neighborhood joint.
And yes, it really can be faster to cook than call. Our Test Kitchen has developed a recipe that is ready in 30 minutes. You
might say it really delivers. So ditch the takeout menu and delight your family with this easy makeover instead.
General Tso’s Chicken
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4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
30 minutes | Total:
In this healthy version of a General Tso’s Chicken recipe, we cut the fat and sodium in half from the original version by not
frying the chicken and by using half as much soy sauce in this Chinese-takeout favorite. Serve with steamed baby bok choy or
sautéed spinach and steamed brown rice.