One of my all-time favorites. My go-to when I used to order from the Chinese takeaway. One of the reasons I got fat in the first place. General Tso’s Chicken. The sweet, spicy, savory mixture of sticky sauce slathering that chicken is something I never wanted to forget. This goes great with Cauliflower Fried Rice!
I’ve been experimenting with the sauce since I made the sweet and sour chicken, and I’ve hit the nail on the head! This is one recipe that those of us on a ketogenic diet shouldn’t go without trying.
I wasn’t able to get red chili from my grocer, but I highly suggest you use them. For me, this recipe wasn’t spicy enough. The great thing about General Tso’s is the red chilies give a burst of spice that adds a great depth of flavor every once in a while. For me, I only got a mild spice from the red chili flakes, and it wasn’t enough.
Flavor-wise, this chicken is fantastic. I think the depth of flavor that the Hoisen sauce adds makes it worth the extra few carbs, the same goes with the chili paste.
If you’re in a bind for time and can’t cook them in the oven, there’s an easy solution. Instead of only par-frying them, fry them so they’re cooked all the way through, drizzle the sauce on top, and serve. If you do this, it may be best to cook the sauce in a saucepan on the stove for a while to allow the flavors to develop a little bit. Also, I’d suggest using 1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum if you use this method, as the sauce won’t have as much time to thicken up.
Read the full recipe with full nutrition breakdown and step-by-step pictures over at: https://www.ruled.me/keto-bites-general-tsos-chicken/
6-7 small chicken breasts
¾ cup crushed pork Rinds
1/3 cup almond flour
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons reduced sugar ketchup
2 tablespoons erythritol
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon red chili paste
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon minced ginger
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
*Garnish with chives, red chili pepper flakes, or red chili peppers.
Nutrition Summary: This makes about 3 servings at 1.4 pounds each, depending on the size of chicken breasts you use. At 3 servings, it came out to: 566 Calories, 37.3g Fats, 4.5g Net Carbs, and 59.3g Protein.
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