Japanese lighter Tso's Chicken

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Author Notes: General Tso’s chicken is the most famous Chinese take-out meal. I like Chinese flavors, but I prefer lighter meals so I prepared general Tso’ chicken to a lighter Japanese version which I fry without egg or flour. And, marinade with sake makes it light, but flavorful. Also it makes chicken very tender. Try this dish to save some calories and clean out your refrigerator.Natsuko Kure


Serves 2

  • 2 chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, peeled and julienned
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salad oil for sauté
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups steamed rice* (optional)
  • {Marinade}
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • {sauce}
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  1. In a medium bowl, add chicken and {marinade} ingredients. Marinade for at least 20 min. (you can marinade up to overnight.)
  2. Add corn starch, and stir lightly so that the chicken is coated evenly.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add salad oil. Brown chicken on both sides. Add celery and bell pepper, and sauté together. Add {sauce} ingredients, Heat and stir until the sauce becomes thicker. Turn off the burner

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