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These general Tso’s ground chicken bowls are the easiest high-protein meal! They’re gluten-free, soy-free, and high in protein.

Ground chicken is one of my favorite meal prep hacks! It requires no chopping, and it’s packed with protein for a filling meal. You can make burgers, nuggets, and of course, bowls! They’re quick, easy, and there are so many different flavor combinations.

These General Tso’s Ground Chicken Bowls are the meal prep option you’ve been looking for! They’re gluten-free, soy-free, and come together in 30 minutes.

Why you’ll love General Tso’s Ground Chicken Bowls

  • Easy weeknight dinner! This comes together in 30 minutes and is nutrient dense.
  • High-protein! These bowls are gluten-free, soy-free, and high in protein, making them perfect for a wide audience.

The Ingredients in General Tso’s Ground Chicken Bowls

  • Coconut Aminos. A soy and gluten-free alternative that’s lower in sodium than soy sauce.
  • Rice Vinegar. Sub apple cider vinegar for grain-free.
  • Chicken Broth and Avocado Oil. 
  • Blackstrap Molasses. You can also sub hoisin sauce.
  • Coconut Sugar. 
  • Garlic Powder, Ginger Powder, Salt, and Pepper. Omit pepper for AIP.
  • Arrowroot Starch. You should be able to sub tapioca starch.
  • Broccoli Florets. You can always add more broccoli or additional vegetables to increase the nutrients of the dish.
  • Ground Chicken. I prefer the flavor of ground chicken in this recipe, but you could use ground turkey as well.
  • Green Onion. For topping!
  • Cauliflower Rice. For serving! You can also use white rice.

How to make General Tso’s Ground Chicken Bowls

  • Step One. Make the sauce.
  • Step Two. Saute the broccoli and remove from the pan.
  • Step Three. Add the ground chicken and cook.
  • Step Four. Add the broccoli and sauce to the chicken and allow to simmer.
  • Step Five. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice and top with green onions.

Tips & Tricks

  • Add more veggies if desired. A trick that I love for adding more veggies to meals with ground meat is to add some cauliflower rice. It’s easy to just add in there and the texture blends perfectly with the meat.
  • Switch up the pairing. I like to serve this with rice, but noodles like gluten-free ramen or even a grain-free noodles like sweet potato glass noodles are also a great option to pair with this.

Can you use ground turkey instead of ground chicken?

Yes, that will still work! However, I prefer the flavor of chicken with this particular sauce.

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General Tso’s Ground Chicken Bowls

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar (sub apple cider vinegar for grain-free)
  • 2 tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses (sub hoisin sauce)
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • Salt and pepper (omit pepper for AIP)

For the chicken bowls

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp green onion, sliced
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice, cooked (or steamed rice)


  1. Combine the ingredients for the general Tso’s sauce in a bowl and whisk well. Set aside.
  2. Using a large pan, heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Add the broccoli and saute for 4-5 minutes or until lightly crisp. Season to taste and set aside.
  3. Add the ground chicken to the pan and crumble until fully cooked. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the broccoli back to the pan. Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli and reduce the heat to low. Stir until the sauce thickens and fully coats the chicken and broccoli.
  5. Serve in bowls with a side of rice or cauliflower rice and top with green onion.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian Inspired


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 278
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 22.3g