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. This meal paired nicely with baked vegetable egg rolls.
General Tsao Chicken with Brown Rice and Broccoli:
- 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)
How to Make General Tsao Chicken with Brown Rice and Broccoli
Cook 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 a plate with rice, broccoli, and chicken. Serve with extra sauce and green onions if desired. Enjoy.