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Healthier General Tso's Chicken

Healthier General Tso's Chicken is a quick and fuss-free easy meal made in a Micom rice cooker. It’s the perfect balance of spicy and sweet and best of all, the prep time is just 5 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian chicken recipe, asian take out copycat recipe, easy chicken dinner recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Calories 311 kcal
Author Kelly


  • Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 lb skinless chicken thighs cut into smaller bite-sized pieces
  • 2-3 dried red chilies
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Place chicken inside the bowl and marinate in the fridge covered for at least an hour, or overnight.
  2. Put the washed rice and water in the inner pan, and set in the rice cooker.
  3. Place the marinated chicken along with the dried chilies on the cooking plate and set it in the rice cooker on top of the inner plate.
  4. Select the [Plain/Synchro-Cooking] menu and press the [Start] key.
  5. Scoop rice into serving bowl and top with chicken. Spoon any additional cooked sauce on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Recipe Notes

*if you don't have a Micom rice cooker, you can place all the ingredients into a slow cooker for 4 hours on low or cook on the stovetop by sauteing until chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Healthier General Tso's Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 1100mg46%
Potassium 696mg20%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 132.5mg161%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.