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bowl filled with rice, broccoli, red bell pepper, and marinated chickpeas
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General Tso's Chickpeas

A healthy dinner that’s ready in 10 minutes, these General Tso's Chickpeas are even better than takeout! Made with simple ingredients and a homemade sauce, the flavors are exceptional without needing to break the bank.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: general tso's chickpeas
Servings: 2
Calories: 677kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice cooked
  • 1 cup broccoli cooked (roasted or steamed)
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced, seeds removed
  • 15 oz. chickpeas (1 can) 1drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

for the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  • If you haven't already, cook the brown rice and the broccoli.
  • Next, heat 1 tsp oil in a large skillet, then add the bell pepper and sauté over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until soft; transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the skillet, then add the chickpeas in a single layer and cook them undisturbed for 2 minutes.
  • While the chickpeas are cooking, make the sauce: whisk syrup, soy sauce, sriracha, orange juice, and cornstarch together in a bowl.
  • After the 2 minutes are up, add the garlic and ginger to the skillet and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Reduce heat to medium-low, then pour the sauce and stir until the sauce thickens and the chickpeas are coated; remove from the heat.
  • Last, assemble the bowls: Divide the rice and broccoli into two bowls, then add the bell pepper and marinated chickpeas. Sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds and enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*To make gluten free: use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce
*Can use white rice or cauliflower rice as a base instead if you prefer

Nutrition

Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 176g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1721mg | Potassium: 1456mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 2422IU | Vitamin C: 161mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 10mg