Thursday, November 5, 2015

General Tso's Chicken - Beachbody Edition

I thought it would be great to spotlight a few of our favorite recipes from the Beachbody blog since it has been incredibly helpful in keeping us on track.  Today's spotlight?  Healthier General Tso's Chicken.

Here is the link for the recipe: Beachbody Blog: Healthier General Tso's Chicken

When making any recipe, I always start by getting out all of my ingredients.  If I don't do this, I tend to just get started without realizing I need to mince garlic or clean some measuring cups.  This can make for some seriously stressful cooking.

 I've got my ingredients! 
Of course I've also got Brooklyn Nine Nine playing in the background - I LOVE that show.

1 lb. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. cornstarch, divided use
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 thin slice fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. tomato paste, no added sugar
2 tsp. hoisin sauce
1 tsp. pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
2 Tbsp. cold water
2 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
1 Tbsp. dried Thai chiles (optional)

After prepping all of ingredients, I get my chicken ready with the cornstarch, then bake!  
Detailed instructions are available at the recipe's link - these are just the highlights.

Here is the beginning of a delicious sauce.  It is pretty sweet and super flavorful!

After baking the chicken, it gets added in with the sauce.  Once it is all coated, it is ready to eat!

 The finished product with rice and some sesame seeds - yum!


One of the things I love about Beachbody blog recipes is that they provide a variety of nutritional information.  In addition to the standard (calories, fat, sodium, etc.), you also receive the information for a variety of different Beachbody programs.  Since I'm following 21 Day Fix, It is easy for me to see that this recipe counts for: 1 Red, 1/2 Orange, and 1 tsp.

Healthier General Tso's Chicken Nutritional Information

This recipe is in regular circulation for us, and we typically have it every two weeks or so.  Check out the Beachbody blog for other great recipes as well: Beachbody Blog - Recipes

Want to know more about 21 Day Fix or other Beachbody programs? Check out my website at: or send me a message on my Facebook page:  21 Day Fix is on sale through the month of November - it is a great time to order!