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Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« on: May 26, 2011, 07:05:13 PM »
LOW CARB General Tso's Chicken from the FAT TO SKINNY Low Carb Cookbook!



4 servings
Before starting have everything you need on counter measured and prepped.

Ingredients

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger (I used Hokan jarred o carb)
2 cloves finely chopped garlic (2 net carbs)
1 1/2 cups peanut oil for deep-frying
¼ cup Konjac Glucomannan Powder
¼ cup ground pork rind flour
¼ cup NOW brand unblanched almond flour (1 net carb)
1 big pinch white sesame seeds, for garnish
2 Scallions or one celery stalk shredded for garnish

Marinade Ingredients

3 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil( if you don’t have it use 2 teaspoons peanut oil)
1 egg beaten
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
¼ teaspoon Xylitol
 
Sauce Ingredients
2 tablespoons sugar free ketchup (2 net carbs)
½ teaspoon Konjac Glucomannan powder
6 teaspoons Xylitol
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoons rice vinegar( apple cider vinegar will work too)
6 tablespoons chicken stock or water
1 tablespoon melted butter

1. Mix the ingredients for the marinade.  Add chicken breast to the marinade mixture. Let sit for 30 minutes.
2. Mix the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
3. Mix ¼ cup Konjac gluccomman powder, 1/4 cup almond flour and ¼ cup pork rind flour in a bowl.
4. After 30 minutes in marinade put the marinating chicken in colander to drain the excess marinade off the chicken.
5. Take a plastic bag and put half the flour mixture in it.  Put in 6 pieces of cubed chicken and shake to coat.
6. Add 1 ½ cups peanut oil to your wok. Heat the wok until just smoking, then add the first batch of chicken cubes and deep-fry until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the rest of the chicken. (into flour mixture then into wok 6 pieces at time)
7. Drain all of oil out of wok. (You can pour the oil into a heatproof container and strain and save for later use.)
8. Reheat the wok over medium-heat heat. Add one tablespoon of peanut oil
9. Add the pepper flakes, garlic, and ginger to the wok and stir-fry until chilis begin to blacken and become fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sauce mixture and stir until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes.
10. Return the chicken to wok and stir well to coat with sauce. Transfer the chicken to serving dish. Garnish with white sesame and scallions.

TIP- You’ll find an odd ingredient in this recipe called Konjac Glucomannan Powder. It’s a wonderful zero carb thickener derived from the Konjac root (Chinese yam). A little goes a long way so use it sparingly when thickening sauces. Konjac can be used in any recipe to substitute corn starch. Serve with   caulirice and stir fried  vegetables.
Links to Konjac
1- Konjac Foods http://www.konjacfoods.com/product/1.htm
2- Netrition http://www6.netrition.com/konjac_glucomannan_powder.html
« Last Edit: February 07, 2015, 01:57:33 PM by Doug Varrieur »
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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 07:23:20 PM »
Hi Doug! :)

I noticed the recipe called for 1/4 cup (2 ounces, 4 TBSP) Glucomannan Powder.
This seem like a lot.
Is the amount correct?
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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 07:27:24 PM »
Yes it is correct it is the cornstarch replacement for the breading.You may choose to reduce it.Its what gives you that oriental light breading ;) I hope you enjoy it tony! It is the best cornstarch replacement I have found. :)

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 07:40:22 PM »
sounds delish & not too hard  I do seem to have a hard time sometimes .
 I will have to wait till I order next month to get the stuff  can I get the sesame oil & peanut oil at walmart or do i have to order that . The ginger & garlic can I use the ground or is the whole better .

Oh my gosh I dont have a wok either  >:( >:(

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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011, 07:45:13 PM »
Yes it is correct it is the cornstarch replacement for the breading.You may choose to reduce it.Its what gives you that oriental light breading ;) I hope you enjoy it tony! It is the best cornstarch replacement I have found. :)

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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2011, 07:50:09 PM »
... Oh my gosh I dont have a wok either  >:( >:(

Hi Jo! :)

If you have a cast iron skillet, that will work too!
Cast iron skillets can take the high heat of wok-style cooking FAR better than those Teflon coated skillets.

Woks do make it a bit easier to make stir fry where you're continuously moving and turning the food.
But that's about the only difference.
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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2011, 07:52:44 PM »
It sounds really good, but I think there are too many ingredients and too many steps for me. I'll have to make something simpler.

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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 07:59:35 PM »
Where can i get the Glucomannan powder? Do I have to order it or can I get it at any grocery store?



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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 08:03:48 PM »
My bad asked before I even read the recipe got ahead of my self.



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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 09:08:26 AM »
Tony, a cast iron skillet will work fine :) I know the ingredient list looks a bit intimidating but this really is an easy recipe to cook  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 09:31:50 AM »
can I get the sesame oil & peanut oil at walmart or do i have to order that . The ginger & garlic can I use the ground or is the whole better .


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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2011, 10:07:29 AM »
I bought peanut oil at Walmart. I haven't looked for sesame oil, but it may be in the section with the Asian foods.

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Re: Low Carb General Tso's Chicken recipe.....delicious!
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2011, 10:12:23 AM »
Jo I did not use sesame oil because I thought not everyone would have it in their pantry.Peanut oil and sesame oil can be bought at any grocery store or walmart.Peanut oil is the best oil for deep frying.Ground is fine Jo ,just dont put it in the oil,add it when the sauce goes in.
Owensmath this is no more than fried chicken rolled in sauce !You can do it!!
Tony the original recipe called for 2 cups of cornstarch, with the gluccomman its reduced to 1/4 cup.The whole recipe is 6 carbs!I wonder what the original recipe carb count was??

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 10:13:57 AM »
Sesame oil is usually in the asian/ etnic food aisle'  ;) Owensmath I want to see your picture when you make this! :)

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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2011, 10:14:31 AM »
Ha ha! You like my ugly food? ha ha