Keys in the Door and General Tso's Chicken

Creative title, huh?  That just about sums up my night.  Yesterday I found a recipe on Martha Stewart's site for a lightened up version of General Tso's Chicken and decided I had to make it for dinner last night.  I stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up what I needed and raced home to cook dinner.  I must have been super excited because when I went to take out the recycling this morning, I found this.

I guess I was too pumped about making the chicken that I didn't realized I'd left the keys in the door.  Overnight.  Once I calmed down some, I started on dinner.  It came together pretty quickly and I think this is one meal I will be adding into my rotation.  I won't bore you with the details so I'll go right into the recipe.

Lighter General Tso's Chicken
Serves: 4 (or three hungry people!)

Cook rice according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water until smooth. Add snow peas, garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, and red-pepper flakes; toss to combine, and set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken, and toss to coat.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Lift half the chicken from egg-white mixture (shaking off excess), and add to skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining oil and chicken, and set aside (reserve skillet).
Add snow-pea mixture to skillet. Cover; cook until snow peas are tender and sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet (with any juices); toss to coat. Serve with rice.
I suggest you make this for dinner soon.  I may add shredded carrots and cabbage next time to amp up the veggies!
I'm headed out soon for a run then off to hopefully finish my laundry list of Christmas related errands!  But, before I go, I will leave you with this...  Iced coconut mocha coffee!  :)  It's just equal parts coffee and chocolate Zico over ice.  It's delicious and tastes just like Starbucks!
And a hint as to what I am making this weekend!

I may or may not have a coconut mocha obsession!  Don't judge.  Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.  Anything fun planned?

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