Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kung Pao Chicken

I found this recipe on Cookinglight.com It was really good i think i will make it again. I'm always looking for ways to cut salt back in my diet So for a Asian Dish this is rather low in Sodium. I forgot to put the peanuts on the dish before serving.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
4 cups broccoli florets
1 tablespoon ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World), divided
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped salted peanuts

Preparation
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and 2 teaspoons ginger to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add water. Cover; cook 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Remove broccoli from pan; keep warm.
Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in pan; add remaining 1 teaspoon ginger, crushed red pepper, and chicken. Cook 4 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, stirring frequently.
Combine broth and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Return broccoli mixture to pan; toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.


Yield
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup chicken mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons peanuts)
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Nutritional Information
CALORIES 239(30% from fat); FAT 7.9g (sat 1.1g,mono 3.7g,poly 2.3g); IRON 1.8mg; CHOLESTEROL 66mg; CALCIUM 60mg; CARBOHYDRATE 11.4g; SODIUM 589mg; PROTEIN 30.9g; FIBER 3g

1 comment:

Joelen said...

This looks great! There's actually a lot of asian dishes very low in sodium... its the Americanized versions that are so loaded with salt! :)