Sunday, December 10, 2006


Dinner tonight was one of my favorite recipes - Kung Pao Chicken from the December 2005 Cooking Light Magazine. I have made this recipe a few times, and highly recommend it, especially if you like spicy food.

1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
4 cups broccoli florets
1 tablespoon ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World), divided
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped salted peanuts

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and 2 teaspoons ginger to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add water. Cover; cook 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Remove broccoli from pan; keep warm.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in pan; add remaining 1 teaspoon ginger, crushed red pepper, and chicken. Cook 4 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, stirring frequently.
Combine broth and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Return broccoli mixture to pan; toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup chicken mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons peanuts)

CALORIES 239 (30% from fat); FAT 7.9g (sat 1.1g,mono 3.7g,poly 2.3g); PROTEIN 30.9g; CHOLESTEROL 66mg; CALCIUM 60mg; SODIUM 589mg; FIBER 3g; IRON 1.8mg; CARBOHYDRATE 11.4g

Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2005

6 Comments:

Blogger prunella jones said...

That looks pretty damn yummy. If I weren't so lazy I would make it for dinner. I go to the grocery store with the best of intentions but the Chinese takeout is located right next door and lures me in with it's MSG loaded scent.

7:54 AM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Yeah, that's way too much work for food.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

yeah, if you don't like to cook (I do!) then screw the recipe and call for take out

11:05 AM  
Blogger sage said...

this sounds very good--i don't post calories for my recipes, there's not enough space!

1:54 PM  
Blogger GetFlix said...

I could handle this!! Tonight was the old ziti and meat sauce standard. (But the fresh rolls always kicks it over the top!)

6:48 PM  
Blogger prettykitty said...

i'm not falling for the dog stew thing again. haha actually this is everything i can eat!

7:01 PM  

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