Skip Takeout And Make Healthy General Tso’s Chicken At Home

Men's Health

Asian takeout is oh so tempting throughout the workweek, but those fried egg rolls and fortune cookies that come with the meal aren’t necessarily the best for you. But, if you don’t want to skip out on an amazing Asian dish just because you’re trying to be a little more healthy, you’re in luck.

The folks over at Men’s Health found a recipe for a healthier version of General Tso’s Chicken from the Guy Gourmet cookbook. So, you know what that means. Now you can have the flavor with fewer calories by making this dish for yourself at home.

This delicious entrée can be cooked in one skillet and served with rice and veggies if you’re looking to eat just what you’d order from a restaurant. Garlic, Hoisin Sauce, Honey, Rice Vinegar and Sriracha offer all of the sweet, yet spicy flavor you expect out of this dish. A little cornstarch gives it the right consistency, and helps makes it just as sticky and thick as if you’d ordered out.

That’s really all you need to bring this dish to life. So, save the money and skip the takeout and make it yourself.

Check out the video and full recipe at Men’s Health to see how easy it is to create a healthy version of General Tso’s Chicken at home.

Next time you’re craving takeout, don’t wait for the delivery guy— just get into your kitchen and make yourself something that’s as tasty as it is good for your diet. By the looks of that video, you won’t regret making General Tso’s chicken from scratch. The only real thing you’re missing out on is a fortune, and come to think of it, I’ve got one for you: There will be tasty chicken in your future. Enjoy!

You didn’t know skipping takeout could be so easy, did you? If you like this recipe, you may also want to take a peek inside the Guy Gourmet cookbook because it’s filled with recipes that fit your life (whether you’re a man or not). From date night to cooking for a crowd, there’s a recipe for every occasion.

[h/t: Men’s Health]

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