General Tso's Chicken (Grain Free, Soy Free, Diary Free)

If you want to read the story behind the General who came for dinner, click here. Otherwise, here is that fabulous recipe I promised you!

When we gave up grains, soy, dairy, I thought for sure my life and love of food was over. But lo and behold, the internet is a fabulous place and when you cook, you can recreate anything with the help of your net-buddies.

Here is our favorite recipe for General Tso's Chicken.

¼ cup coconut oil
2 cups cooked chicken (or use my recipe for Chik-Fil-A chicken here).
1 Tablespoon coconut aminos
½ tsp red pepper flakes
Sea salt / black pepper

¼ cup coconut oil
1 medium onion sliced thin
5 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cups sugar snap peas
4 medium/large carrots peeled with julienne peeler or just sliced really thin

1 Tablespoon raw honey
⅓ cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
¼ cup water
½ Tablespoon arrowroot or corn starch

¼ cup coconut oil
1 head cauliflower, pulsed in a food processor into “rice” sized bits
Sea salt / black pepper to taste

Instructions for Chicken:
1. Put cooked chicken into a bowl and mix in the coconut aminos and red pepper flakes.
  • Some people refry the already cooked chicken, but that really dries it out. But if you are using left over chicken and want that crispy texture, coat in tapioca starch and fry in coconut oil after you soak in aminos. Then set aside. 
  • If you are using my Chick-Fil-A recipe then fry the chicken up before hand and allow it to rest while you bring together the rest.
2. Whisk together your slurry and set aside

3. Add coconut oil to your pan or wok and sauté the onion with a little salt.

4. Add the garlic and cook for a minute.

5. Add the sugar peas and red pepper flakes and sauté about 10minutes or however long you'd like for the texture of your veggies.

6.  Add the carrots and cook a couple minutes longer, or until your carrots are the right consistency.

7. Add the coconut amino slurry to the pan and simmer a few minutes.

8. Add the fried chicken to the mixture to heat through and turn off the heat.

Instructions for Cauliflower Rice
Add the cauliflower to a hot skillet with melted coconut oil. Add sea salt/pepper and stir for about 5-7 minutes. Test at this point for texture and decide if you want it softer.

Serve General Tso Chicken over Cauliflower Rice (or real rice if you aren't grain free)! Enjoy!

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