One of the easiest Chinese-style meals to prepare at home is stir-fry. This recipe has you covered with a flavorful meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes (entire recipe: 350 calories, 7g total fat (1g sat fat), 730mg sodium, 33.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 20g sugars, 32.5g protein prep: 10 minutes, cook: 15 minutes, makes 1 serving)
2 1/2 tsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 tsp. Asian-style chili garlic sauce
1/4 tsp. sesame oil or olive oil
2 1/2 cups frozen Asian-style stir-fry vegetables
4 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. canned sliced water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped
1/4 cup mandarin orange segments packed in juice, drained
2 tbsp. chopped scallions
1/4 oz. (about 1 tbsp.) sliced almonds
Place sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Add 1 tbsp. water, and thoroughly mix.
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir frozen veggies until thawed, 4 – 6 minutes.
Add chicken pieces, and season with garlic powder and pepper. Cook and stir until veggies are hot and chicken is fully cooked, about 4 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat. Stir sauce mixture, and add to the skillet, along with water chestnuts. Mix well.
Serve topped with orange segments, scallions, and almonds.
Not only is this recipe quick, easy and full of flavor, it’s also healthy and until next time, stay happy, healthy and beautiful!