Healthy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

General Tso's Chicken is a delicious combination of sweet and spicy flavors and the added oats makes it a wholesome dish.

Cooking time
60 min



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The recipe scored better than the traditional recipe, because it uses less oil and not deep-fried, added oats making it lighter and healthier.


  • 500 grams skinless, boneless chicken thighs,500 grams
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 grams
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce 10 ml
  • 80 grams Saffola Chinese Oats
  • 2 teaspoons Saffola Active oil 10 ml
  • Ingredients for Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 10 grams
  • 4 green onions, 20 grams
  • 4 cloves garlic,5 grams
  • 2 teaspoons ginger,5 grams
  • 3 chinese red chilies, finely chopped
  • 40 grams Saffola Chinese Oats
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 10 ml
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar 10 ml
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 10 ml
  • 1 teaspoon Saffola Active oil 5 ml
  • 1 cup water 200 ml

How to make Healthy General Tso's Chicken

  • To begin, whisk the egg whites along with soy sauce and oats. Add the chicken pieces to it and allow it to rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 190 C.  Grease a baking dish with cooking spray. Place the chicken in the baking dish along with its sauces and drizzle oil over it.
  • Bake uncovered 25 to 35 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink and the chicken is getting crisp - for about 10 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven.
  • Now for the sauce, whisk together the soy sauce, palm sugar, chilies and vinegar. Add the oats and 1 cup of water and whisk again. Keep the sauce mixture aside.
  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a wok over high heat; add the sesame seeds, ginger, onion and garlic. Saute for a few seconds, add the oat sauce mixture and the grilled chicken. Toss on high heat until the chicken gets well coated with the sauce for a good 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Once done, check the salt and spices and serve hot.

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Hello mam I liked the TSO chicken recipe .can u can you please tell me the calories in one serving Thanks

Dec 21, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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