The New Year brings with it many opportunities for starting over, doing better, and feeling better. Eating better is one great way to accomplish that. This Stir Fry from Nancy Fox and Skinny Kitchen is loaded with vegetables and chicken…and flavor. Precooking the chicken breast will save you time, and make the prep go that much quicker. Nancy suggests serving it over brown rice for an added health benefit.
Skinny Kitchen Chicken and Veggies Stir Fry
1 tablespoon vegetable, canola or olive oil
3 tablespoons water for stir frying
Ingredients for Sauce:
⅓ cup plus reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons water
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ginger (from a jar), see shopping tip
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1. First prep all vegetables and dice the chicken. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients and mix until well blended. Set aside.
3. Coat a large nonstick wok or pan with cooking spray. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in pan. Add broccoli, onions and carrots and water. Saute over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes until broccoli is soft. Add cabbage and chicken. Saute another 2 minutes until soft. Turn down to medium heat, stir in pea pods and sauce mixture. Stir fry for about 2 minutes until all heated through. Stir constantly to blend everything.
4. Store any leftovers in the fridge for a few days.
Makes 4 servings. (each serving, 2 cups)
Broccoli is a star member of the cruciferous family which is believed to help protect against cancer. It’s a super source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6 and fiber.
Cabbage is a nutrient dense, low calorie, food that provides an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, B6, biotin, calcium, and a respectable amount of fiber. In addition, studies have shown that cabbage has anticancer benefits.
Broccoli florets are sold in bags in the produce department. To make your own, see prep tip below.
Ginger, from a jar, is sold in the produce section where garlic in the jar, is displayed.
To make your own florets: Cut the stalk off a head of broccoli with a sharp knife. Make sure you cut high enough so that large individual florets fall away as you cut. Take each large individual floret and cut it in half. Gather the two halves and cut them into quarters. Repeat for each large individual floret.
Weight Watchers (old points) 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (2 cup) serving
264 calories, 6g fat, 24g protein, 34g carbs, 7g fiber, 792mg sodium, 15g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for Pf Changs Ginger Chicken With Broccoli
470 calories, 11g fat, 59g protein, 38g carbs, 8g fiber, 2330mg sodium, 0g sugar