Those nights that you just can’t fathom standing over a hot stove for hours because you have a horrible migraine or you’re just drained from a long days work, there is always chinese food takeout. Yet, when ordering from one of the many 20 takeout restaurants near your home you probably choose one of the most unhealthy dishes they offer.
General Tso’s chicken is breaded, deep fried, and covered in a thick, sugary sauce. General Tso’s is one of the most un-healthy dishes on a Chinese takeout menu, that is according to every article in any magazine you pickup.
So being that I don’t consume animal products I opted for the next best thing- Chickpeas. Chickpeas are packed with fiber and protein. A 1-cup serving of chickpeas contains 14.5 grams of protein and another 12.5 grams comes from dietary fiber. They are a fantastic replacement for animal meat. They are absolutely delicious in this light but tangy vegan take on the classic General Tso dish. Try it for yourself!
To begin, drain, remove skins & rinse the chickpeas.
Add the chickpeas, liquid aminos, lemon juice and corn starch to a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine then set it aside for 10 minutes to thicken and merry the flavors.
Add frozen broccoli to a glass dish and cover in water. Microwave for 2 minutes. Drain and chop into pieces then set aside.
Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and set aside.
In a large skillet on medium heat, add in the coconut oil, minced garlic, ground ginger. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly until fragrant.
Add in the marinated chickpeas and steamed broccoli. Stir to combine. Then, pour the sauce over the chickpeas and cook until the sauce thickens.
Finally, add the steamed broccoli and toss just to combine.
Serve over brown rice and serve immediately.