General Tso's Chicken and Broccoli

Southern Living Cooking School
General Tso's Chicken and BroccoliRecipe
Prep: 15 min., Cook: 6 min.
Makes 4 servings


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3/4 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts
1 (14 1/2-oz.) can low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
4 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp. hot chili sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine or white vinegar
2 cups broccoli florets
2 teaspoons lite sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons PROMISE Buttery Spread


1. Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet. Thinly slice chicken.

2. Whisk together broth, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, hot chili sauce, sugar, and vinegar.

3. Place broccoli and 2 tablespoons water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; fold back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute.

4. Combine chicken and soy sauce in a medium bowl; toss with remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch to coat.

5. Melt buttery spread in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until done. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; keep warm.

6. Bring broth mixture to a boil in skillet over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or until thickened. Add broccoli, and toss to coat. Cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Pour sauce over chicken. Serve immediately.

Created date

May 2008