Don't worry.... I don't have some gross food poisoning story to share with you.
I'm "never" ordering it again because I made an amazing dinner last night, on the cheap, and it tasted sooooooo much better than the version we buy from the takeout places. And it's much healthier!
I had a craving for General Tso's chicken last night, but since I ate enough food to feed a professional football team while in Vegas, I need to get my eating habits back in check. Which means logging calories in My Fitness Pal and not going overboard.
So I got the idea to make my own version of General Tso's. And the result was delicious and so easy!
My makeshift recipe included:
1lb organic ground chicken
1.5 cups of Kroger stir fry vegetables
1/3 cup of House of Tsang General Tso's sauce
1 bag of Uncle Bens Boil-in-Bag rice
1 tb vegetable oil
Sesame Seeds, Sriracha sauce, minced garlic and soy sauce to taste
Basically, I cooked the chicken with a little oil, then added the Tso's sauce until it was warm. At the same time, I sauteed the veggies with a little oil, water, sesame seeds and then added some soy sauce once they were cooked enough. I threw the chicken and veggies on top of the brown rice, then added red pepper flakes and Sriracha sauce and voila!!! A tasty treat!
I input the recipe onto My Fitness Pal, and each serving (if you house the entire bag of rice like I did) only has 300 calories and 24 grams of protein! I will definitely be making this again.