Chicken with Ginger and Snow Peas - Delicious Decisions

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Chicken with Ginger and Snow Peas - Delicious Decisions

Serve this Asian-inspired dish with a colorful fruit salad and soba noodles.

Ingredients

Servings  5   Serving Size   1 cup

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup fat-free,low-sodium chicken broth and 1-2 Tbsp fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tsp canola or corn oil
  • 1 1/4 pound chicken breast tenders (all visible fat discarded)
  • 6 ounces snow peas (trimmed)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced, peeled gingerroot

Directions

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  1. Put the cornstarch in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup broth, the soy sauce, and pepper, whisking to dissolve the cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the chicken for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the snow peas, garlic, and gingerroot. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the broth mixture. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and the chicken is no longer pink in the center, stirring constantly. If the mixture begins to burn, remove from the heat for a moment or stir in the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons broth.

Nutrition Facts

Chicken with Ginger and Snow Peas - Delicious Decisions

CaloriesCalories

168 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

28g Per Serving

FiberFiber

1g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 168
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Sodium 157 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 28 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 vegetable, 3 very lean meat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, Fourth Edition, Copyright © 2011 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.

Serve this Asian-inspired dish with a colorful fruit salad and soba noodles.

Nutrition Facts

Chicken with Ginger and Snow Peas - Delicious Decisions

CaloriesCalories

168 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

28g Per Serving

FiberFiber

1g Per Serving
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Calories 168
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Sodium 157 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 28 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 vegetable, 3 very lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  5   Serving Size   1 cup

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup fat-free,low-sodium chicken broth and 1-2 Tbsp fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tsp canola or corn oil
  • 1 1/4 pound chicken breast tenders (all visible fat discarded)
  • 6 ounces snow peas (trimmed)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced, peeled gingerroot

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Put the cornstarch in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup broth, the soy sauce, and pepper, whisking to dissolve the cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the chicken for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the snow peas, garlic, and gingerroot. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the broth mixture. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and the chicken is no longer pink in the center, stirring constantly. If the mixture begins to burn, remove from the heat for a moment or stir in the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons broth.
American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition

American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition

In addition to the more than 200 mouthwatering, low-sodium recipes, the book has information on shopping and cooking smart, eating well, and living a healthy lifestyle. The cookbook also includes resources for identifying common high-sodium foods and good sources of potassium as well as a blank meal tracker to log your daily sodium consumption.

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This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, Fourth Edition, Copyright © 2011 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.


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