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Low-Carb General Tso's Chicken
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4.72 from 14 votes

Low-Carb General Tso's Chicken

Satisfy your takeout cravings without the unnecessary carbs! You'll love the sweet flavors and crispy texture of this low-carb General Tso's chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, General Tso's Chicken, low-carb, low-carb chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie



  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Thai chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar


  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 4 dried red chiles
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 4 scallions (chopped)


  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  • Place the cubed chicken in a medium bowl and season with salt and white pepper. Add the cornstarch, mix well, then set aside.
  • Heat a wok or large pan over high heat. Once hot, add the peanut oil.
  • Add the garlic and red chiles, stirring for a few seconds, then add the chicken and stir-fry for a couple of minutes.
  • When the chicken starts to turn opaque, add the sherry and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add the sauce and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and continue to simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened, another minute or two.
  • Turn off the heat, discard the red chiles, and stir in the scallions to serve.


This recipe is for 2 servings of General Tso's chicken.
Do not eat the red chiles. 
Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 33.6g | Fat: 8.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 86.7mg | Sodium: 990.2mg | Potassium: 463.8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10.4g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 17.3g