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postheadericon Asian Chicken Skillet

5.00 avg. rating (91% score) - 2 votes

Asian Chicken Skillet is an easy, delicious and quick (35) minute Thai-style chicken recipe. Main ingredients include: Chicken tenders, mushrooms, scallions, coconut milk, lime juice and Nappa cabbage. It is seasoned, spiced well and cooked on the stove-top. It is a low calories, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6) PointsPlus, (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (4) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Asian Chicken Skillet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.asian-chicken-skillet

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 tsp canola oil, divided
(1 lb) chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
1 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
1 bunch scallions, sliced, whites and greens separated
2 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
3/4 cup “lite” coconut milk
2 tbsp fish sauce
4 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp brown sugar
6 cups sliced napa cabbage
3/4 cup chopped fresh basil

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a wok or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add in the chicken. Cook, stirring often, until chicken is cooked through and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

2. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the wok or Dutch oven. Add jalapeño (if using), scallion whites, mushrooms and ginger; cook, stirring until fragrant and until mushrooms start to soften, (30 seconds to 1 minute). Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, (2 to 3 minutes). Stir in cabbage, chicken and scallion greens; cook, stirring constantly until the cabbage is slightly wilted, (2 to 3 minutes). Stir in basil just before serving.

Suggestion: (Serve with rice noodles and mango slices if desired), optional.

Yield: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (PointsPlus = 6), (6 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1/ Vegetable + 3 Meat (L) + 1 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 254, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 678mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 28g, Vitamin A: 35 %DV, Vitamin C: 42 %DV, Potassium: 18 %DV

Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/saucy_coconut_chicken_stir_fry.html

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