Recipes

General Tso's Chicken

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of the plate. Provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 cup Red/Orange

Recipe Yield: 124 4.25-oz servings
General Tso's Chicken
Ingredients
Amount Item
15 1/2  lb Diced chicken, fully cooked, IQF, 1/2" squares
1  gal Hot water (180°-190°F)
2  bags Foothill Farms® General Tso's Sauce Mix (#V441)
6 2/5  lb Red peppers, raw, large chop
8  c Chopped scallions (top and bulb), raw
Instructions
  1. To prepare chicken: Thaw chicken in cooler overnight or until fully thawed.

  2. To prepare sauce: Pour hot water into mixing container. Pour contents of both packages of Sauce Mix (15.8 oz each) into water while vigorously stirring with a wire whisk. Continue stirring until mix is dissolved and sauce is smooth. Set aside.

  3. Divide chicken, peppers and onions evenly among five steamtable pans. Pour sauce evenly over chicken, peppers and onions, 1 qt per pan.

  4. Cover and bake in 325°F convection oven or 350°F conventional oven for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

  5. Remove from oven and place product in warming cabinet until served. Ensure that hot food is held at a temperature above 140°F.