Did that get your attention? Along with being guilty of “Lustful Thoughts” I need to confess to having “Pornographic Dreams”…food porn specifically…fried, greasy, sweet and salty indulgent Chinese food dreams to be exact…. No this isn’t a post-Halloween prank its my attempt to enjoy healthy, easy, GP-friendly Chinese food at home…because I’m not going to get it any place else!
Gastroparesis-friendly General Gau’s Chicken is a twist on a Martha Stewart Everyday Food recipe and a hybrid of General Gau’s and Orange chicken. General Gau’s usually has hot pepper flakes. I left them out…feel free to add them to the sauce if you think you can tolerate them. Also, if the orange juice concentrate is too acidic for you omit it and bump the brown sugar up to 3 tablespoons. I served it with jasmine rice with a little (what else?) spinach stirred in. Without further ado: a Gastroparesis-friendly recipe for General Gau’s chicken.
Gastroparesis-friendly General Gau’s Chicken
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
3 garlic cloves, grated (or less depending on taste and tolerance)
2 teaspoons grated ginger root (presses through a sieve to catch fibers)
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
Stir cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce and orange juice concentrate. Season chicken pieces with pepper. Preheat a sprayed non stick wok or large non stick saute pan. Saute chicken over medium high heat until cooked through. Add cornstarch mixture to wok, turn chicken pieces to coat and cook until mixture thickens (approximately 3 to 5 minutes).