Low Carb, Sugar-Free General Tso Sauce

4.67 from 21 votes

No need for takeout with a delicious and tender recipe like this!

This healthy take on a takeout classic will make your mouth water!

Craving Chinese takeout but don’t want to ruin your low-carb diet plan? Try out our restaurant-worthy General Tso’s Chicken. It’s low in carbs but high in flavor! Packed with tasty and nutritious ingredients, this Asian chicken dish is so easy to make, even on busy weeknights. So, check out this healthy recipe instead of pulling out the takeout menus!

A Restaurant Favorite Brought Home

This low-carb spin on Chinese takeout is absolutely delicious!

Get all of the amazing takeout flavors in your own kitchen with this Low-carb Asian Chicken. Here at Skinny Ms., we’re known for taking popular restaurant recipes and placing a healthy, more nutrient-dense spin on them. This Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken does just that! Recipes like this help you to stick to your diet, and they also allow you to continue eating the dishes that you love most! 

Sugar-free General Tso Sauce is delicious because it doesn’t contain added sugar or preservatives. It’s also healthier than traditional versions because it contains less fat and calories. Plus, it’s easy to make at home. Sugar-free General Tso Sauce is great for quick stir-fry items when you don’t have much time, such as a midweek dinner. This simple dip bursts with flavors: sweetness from the sugar, saltiness from the soy sauce, tanginess from the rice vinegar, and spiciness from the red chili flakes. The sauce is also versatile. It can be used to flavor a variety of dishes, from stir-fries to salads or sandwiches. It can also be used as a dip for chicken nuggets or vegetables.

A Classic and Low Carb Creation

Perfectly-flavored chicken and broccoli that is great for lunch or dinner.

If you’re on a low-carb diet, you are probably missing some of your favorite foods. That’s why recipes like this General Tso’s Chicken are so great! There’s no added sugar or high carb ingredients. Instead, this recipe is packed with protein and fat to give you the fuel you need. Try this sweet and tangy Asian chicken and broccoli over cauliflower rice or in a lettuce wrap to pull the meal together while keeping the whole dish low carb.

How to Make our Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken

Swap the takeout container for this homemade recipe.

This low-carb dish is easy to make, perfect for meal prepping, and loved by all!

First, you’ll want to start working on the sauce. All you need to do is combine all of the sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and reduce the heat to low, stirring for 5 to 10 minutes. Once thickened, remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool. You can do this ahead of time, or you can begin the other steps while the sauce is simmering.

Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil on a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and saute for one minute. Next add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about eight minutes, or until browned. Add broccoli for another three minutes before pouring the teriyaki sauce over top. Let the chicken simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and top with green onions. 

This recipe contains 24 grams of protein, 29 grams of fat, and only 15 carbs, making sure you hit your macronutrient goals. You can enjoy the chicken and broccoli on their own, or you can also serve it over brown rice or cauliflower rice.

4.67 from 21 votes

Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken

Try our Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken that’s packed with tasty and nutritious ingredients, low in carbs, and perfectly replace Chinese takeout on those busy weeknights!
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound chicken thighs boneless, skinless, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 broccoli head cut in florets
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped

Low Carb General Tsos' Sauce

  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low carb sweetener monk fruit extract, stevia, etc
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes


  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients, but only one clove garlic, in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low, stirring for 5-10 minutes.
  • Once thickened, remove from heat and let cool.
  • Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil on a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the other garlic clove and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Next add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 8 minutes or until browned.
  • Add broccoli and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Pour General Tso's sauce over top and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and top with green onions.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1164mg | Potassium: 786mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1173IU | Vitamin C: 137mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Low-Carb

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Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian and recipe developer. From a young age, Kelsey found a love for creating delicious recipes. Now, with a Master's in Nutritional Sciences, Kelsey uses her culinary skills to create healthy and unique recipes for many different diets. She is passionate about creating a healthy relationship with all foods and recipes that everyone can enjoy. Kelsey has a passion for cooking, but she also enjoys the outdoors, staying active, and traveling. She is currently living with her partner in New Zealand.

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  1. Hi! Teriyaki sauce is mentioned in the instructions, but the amount isn’t listed in the ingredients list. How much Teriyaki sauce does the recipe need? Thanks!5 stars

  2. This was excellent. Everyone loved it and said it’s better than our local Chinese restaurant!!
    Definitely will be making again. Thank you5 stars

  3. Hi, you mentioned on step 4 to add garlic and sauté. I see the garlic listed under the sauce but no mention of garlic under initial ingredient list. How much garlic should we add to the pan? Thank you

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