General Tso's Chicken and Waffles



Photo by Weston Carls

This Valentine’s Day, make a dish that says, “We go together like chicken and waffles.”

General Tso’s Chicken

1 lb chicken breasts, cut into 1.5 inch strips
1/2 cup Wheat Germ
1/4 cup Flax 
2 egg whites
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
General Tso’s Sauce (recipe follows) 

How to Make It 

1) Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 2) Set up a breading station by combining wheat germ and flax seed in a bowl and whisking egg whites in another. 3) Mix all of the spices together and generously season the chicken strips. 4) Dip the chicken into the egg whites first, then into the wheat germ/flax seed mixture. 5) Place the breaded strips onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. 6) Toss cooked chicken in the sauce once it is cool enough to handle. 


Cajun Waffle

3/4 cup milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar 
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup flour 
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup green onion, sliced
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp cajun spice 
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

How to Make It 

1) Set a waffle iron to high. 2) Combine the wet ingredients (milk, vinegar, oil and syrup) in one bowl and the dry ingredients (flour, cornmeal, green onion, nutritional yeast, spices and baking powder) in another. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until just combined. 3) Add a 1/2 cup of the waffle batter to the waffle iron and cook until it is golden brown and delicious.


General Tso’s Sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp of ginger, grated
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp cornstarch

How to Make It 

1) On medium high heat, sauté the garlic and ginger for about a minute. 2) Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the sauce thickens; about 10 minutes.

 

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