Gluten Free "Out of this world" General Tso's Recipe

I've been craving General Tso's chicken for awhile now since I went GF (wow..it's been almost two years!) and I've drooled over some great looking General Tso's recipes with breading, sauces and a million ingredients, thinking that it was too much trouble, but oh..I missed the spicy sweet flavor!  I didn't want all the breading and calories, so finally I decided to give it a try without it.  It turned out so good!  Truly Out of this world!  Lip smacking and finger licking.... It's definitely on my weekly menu from now on!

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Gluten Free Out of this world General Tso's Chicken

 Ingredients:


  • 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar or regular dark brown sugar
  • 1/8-1/4 cup GF fish sauce (nam pla)   I hate fish sauce!  but it's great in this recipe.  I used 1/8 of a cup 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 or more quirts of Sriracha to taste.  I used 3 or 4 (approx 2 tsps) and it was hot..yum
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 shallots or 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces  (or firm (squeezed) tofu for vegan)
Instructions:

    1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, fish sauce, water, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, pepper and Sriracha. 
    2. Add the chicken or tofu and marinate for 15-20 minutes
    3. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet. I used my large black cast iron pan.  
    4. Add the shallot and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 2 minutes. 
    5. Add the fish sauce mixture and the chicken and simmer over high heat until the chicken or tofu is cooked through, the liquid reduces and it turns a thick golden caramel, about 10 minutes. 
    6. Keep stirring while it reduces and be careful not burn.   I had to turn the heat down towards the end. 
    7. Serve With Steamed jasmine rice and broccoli.

    Notes- Because fish sauces vary in their saltiness, add the fish sauce carefully to taste.  Hope you enjoy!!  xoxo

    4 comments

    1. I love making General Tso's tofu :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) See you next Friday! Next Friday one lucky blogger will be randomly selected to win a case of Planet Rice! Its yummy! Its gluten free, sprouted and grown in the US. You can link up to 3 entries! The more you link up the better you chances to win! (entries from US only) Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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    2. Sounds great! Thanks Cindy, have a wonderful week. xx

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    3. I love this stuff! I can't wait to try the GF version.

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    4. Me too!! You have to try this recipe. It rocks! Thanks for leaving such nice comments Heidi, I'll pop over and hook up next Monday! hugs, Ali

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