General Tso Chickpeas (No Oil, No Refined Sugar, Gluten Free)

This is a healthier version of what is originally a sweet and greasy American-Chinese chicken dish. So delicious!

Ingredients:

Marinate:
1 can chick peas rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon mirin
1 teaspoon soy sauce

Sauce:
6 tablespoons broth
1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons siracha
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
4 teaspoons sweetener (e.g., maple syrup, honey, brown sugar)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teasoon sesame oil (omit if cooking no oil option)

Vegetables:
Capsicum, cut into strips
Zucchini, chopped
Red onion, sliced
Garlic, minced

Whole cashews

Method:

  1. Marinate chick peas.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the sauce together in a separate bowl.
  3. Reserve a small amount of the red onions to use as garnish.
  4. In a hot pan, sautee the onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons of water until onion is softened.
  5. Add marinated chick peas and vegetables and stir for half a minute.
  6. Add sauce and stir periodically and add cashews in the last minute.
  7. Serve with rice and garnish with raw red onions.