Quick and Easy General Tao’s Chicken No Batter Recipe #EastMadeEasy
This post was sponsored by Blue Dragon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my recipe and thoughts.
One of my family’s favorite take out meals is Chinese food. We especially love egg rolls, crab rangoons, and General Tao’s Chicken. The only thing that I don’t personally love is that restaurants typically use such cheap chicken meat. I am not a fan of biting down into overly fried chicken bites only to find dark meat, fat, and sometimes even bony cartilage. So, I took matters into my own hands and started making my very own General Tao’s Chicken with No Batter using Blue Dragon sauce.
I was acquainted with the Blue Dragon brand of authentic Asian sauces last year. Their quality products make meals like Chow Mein, Pad Thai, and spring rolls, easy and fresh! They can be found in the ethnic isle of my local Stop & Shop, or Shaw’s markets which is very convenient while doing my weekly grocery shop.
- Broccoli Beef
- General Tao
- Pad Thai
- Sweet & Sour
- Szechuan Pepper
- Honey Teriyaki
Spring roll wrappers, Soba noodles, Sushi Nori, and Egg Noodles among other ingredients, and condiments. Basically, thanks to Blue Dragon, you can make your very own better for you Asian food right at home. Plus, their Spring Roll wrappers can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.
Thanks to Blue Dragon, I can make my very own no batter version of General Tao’s and not have to worry about biting down into refried yuckiness. For my Asian dish, I used organic, white meat chicken breast, and veggies to make a hearty and flavorful version of General Tao’s Chicken.
- 1 cup of brown, organic, whole grain rice
- 1/2 lb of white meat chicken breast cut into small pieces
- 1 small red, yellow, and green bell pepper sliced thin into strips
- 1 cup of snow peas, trimmed
- 1 package of Blue Dragon General Tao’s Stir fry Sauce
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to flavor meat. *optional and by habit
- Sesame Seeds for garnishing
I pretty much followed the Blue Dragon recipe from their cookbook, East Made Easy. However, since I love extra spice, I cooked my chicken in a wok with 1 tbls. of olive oil, and the spices (above), and then set it aside.
I served this meal with brown rice, and my kids were in love! This Quick and Easy General Tao’s Chicken with No Batter Recipe was such a hit that I actually have made it twice already this past month. It feels great to know that I can turn to Blue Dragon for delicious and authentic Asian meals at home!
Feeling hungry yet? Want to learn more about Blue Dragon? They will be having an East Made Easy Twitter party- details below:
Date: Monday, February 8th, 2016 from 1 – 2 PM ET
Brand Participant: @BlueDragonCA
Focus: We’ll be chatting about the Participants’ love for Asian culture and cuisine, and about how Blue Dragon makes it easy to create exciting and flavorful Asian meals at home with their array of sauces and kits!
Prizes: 2 pre-party winners and 6 party winners will each receive 1 $50 Amazon Gift Code, as well as a Blue Dragon Prize Pack (ARV $100)!
>>>>>>>>> Plus, we get to host our very own giveaway too! Who wants to win a Blue Dragon cook book? We are giving away a copy of The East Made Easy. Simply comment below on which Asian recipe you’d like to make (using Blue Dragon products) to enter.
“Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstakes, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.” Winner picked on February 9th. US residents only.