How should I serve my my dinner? Baked chicken instead of fried ? Low calorie dinner instead of high? Should I save my Weight Watchers points or spend it?These are suppose to be easy choices but how come they are not? Is it because there is a stigma that when it is healthy food, it is suppose to taste bad? Well, with this healthy version of Chinese take out, particularly General Tso’s, you should not be afraid that this is not deeeeee – lish, because it is ; plus, it is lesser in calories and you can save your Weight Watchers points in order to eat the other foods you crave.
Cravings. This is what happens to me when I see something Chinese-sy. When I see a soy sauce, I crave Chinese food. When I see a chop stick, I brace myself and eat Chinese food. Then today, I saw a beer. Surprisingly, I am craving for General Tso’s Chinese take out. I am not sure what is the connection between beer and General Tso’s , but that is how my cravings work – they occur in a very unexpected way.
So today, I am going to share with you General Tso’s Chinese food. Actually, this easy recipe is suppose to be deep fried, but then, if I deep fry it and follow the original instruction, it has huge calorie difference. I mean really HUUUUUUUGGE… as in BIG ! If I deep fry it, it is 1,500 calories per serving but if I bake it, it is only 400 + calories as you can see on the nutritional facts below. I want to keep and save my Weight Watchers points so I decided the “road less trvelled” and made my own version of this easy dinner. This way, I can eat more of the things that I want…
Please check this other Dinner Idea Chinese Recipe using the a chicken stock : Healthy Version of Orange Chicken Recipe post. If you have some Hoisin left, try this recipe: Honey Chicken wings , and there will be more Hoisin and chicken stock recipe coming in.