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All 6 sisters love Chinese Food. Typical Chinese food is usually loaded with calories and fat, so I went searching for something Chinese that was a little more healthy. I came aross this recipe from MyRecipes and knew I had to try it. Not only did we love it, but it will now be going on the meal rotation at our house!
2 Tablespoons of Dark Sesame Oil (Kirksville doesn’t carry this so I used Extra Virgin olive oil)
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teasoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (I used a 1/2 teaspoon and it was still a little too hot for my kids- but my husband loves all things spicy)
1 cup snow peas, trimmed (I used sugar snap peas because we don’t like snow peas at our house)
2 tablespoons chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
Heal oil in large skillet over medium – high heat. Add onion to pan, saute 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic- saute 30 seconds. stirring constantly. Add chicken, saute 3 minutes or until chicken begins to brown
2. Combine 3/4 cup water, soy sauce, corn starch, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes and stir with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Add water mixture to pan, bring to a boil. Add bell pepper and snow peas to cap. Cook for 2 minutes or until veggies are crisp – tender and sauce thickens. Sprinkle with nuts.
Serve over brown rice. Serves 4.
(make sure that you only have 1/2 cup of rice to keep it under 500 calories)
- An egg roll is not included in this 500 calorie meal… although I really wish it were.