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General Tso's Chick Peas, Vegan, & Gluten-Free


General Tso's Chickpeas are flavorful, delicious, and filled with all the Asian-inspired flavors that you love, but lighter because it is vegan, gluten-free, and better for you. Serve over a bed of brown rice for an even healthier dinner any night of the week. This meal is perfect for your meal-planning routine because you can have it with rice one day and over steamed vegetables another.

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  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas cooked, or 1 (15-ounce) can, drained, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos or coconut aminos (soy-free)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
  • 2 spring onions, sliced (white parts, save green for garnish)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar, or sweetener of choice
  • 2 teaspoons Bragg’s liquid aminos, or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


Servings 4
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 30mins
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Step 1

In a medium bowl, add chickpeas, liquid aminos, lemon juice and tapioca starch. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate.

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat, add garlic, ginger and spring onions. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes stirring constantly until fragrant. Add chickpeas and stir to coat.

Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Add to chickpeas and cook stirring gently until sauce thickens. Serve over steamed brown rice and garnish with spring onions.

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