General Tsao Chicken with Brown Rice and Broccoli

General Tsao Chicken with Brown Rice and Broccoli

I didn’t have time to do an elaborate recipe today after taking the kids to swimming lessons after school. I found this General Tsao sauce at Trader Joe’s and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! It was very flavorful and spicy on the chicken and my husband and I both loved it. I served this chicken with brown rice and steamed broccoli. The sauce was too spicy for my kids, so I served their chicken with teriyaki sauce and they loved it. This was a quick, simple, and healthy meal that we all enjoyed.

General Tsao Chicken with Brown Rice and Broccoli:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 5 chicken thighs, fat removed
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • General Tsao Stir Fry Sauce (or teriyaki sauce)
  • Brown Rice, cooked per instructions
  • Fresh broccoli crowns, steamed until tender
  • Green onions, chopped (optional)

General Tsao Chicken with Brown Rice and BroccoliCook the rice, per instructions. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken thighs with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder. Place the chicken into the hot skillet and cook for 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Add sauce, to taste and simmer for 1 minute. Remove the chicken from the stove and set aside for a few minutes to rest before serving. Steam the broccoli until tender while the chicken cooks and rests. Fill plate with rice, broccoli and chicken. Serve with extra sauce and green onions if desired. Enjoy.

General Tsao Chicken with Brown Rice and Broccoli


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  1. I love General Tsao's chicken- I will have to give this a try.

  2. How much teriyaka sauce do you use?

    1. I used enough sauce to coat both sides of the chicken and extra to dip.