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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fryThis delicious chicken and broccoli stir-fry is just one example of the kinds of recipes Nancy Fox shares regularly over at SkinnyKitchen.com. 

It may sound as though it’s a fairly basic recipe, but I can promise you that this flavorful stir-fry tastes amazing. I honestly can’t wait for you to try it. The ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes add a little kick. Each serving has 9 grams of fiber since this dish is loaded with broccoli, broccoli slaw and a variety of other vegetables. No noodles needed. The broccoli slaw mimics the texture of noodles. In fact, no rice needed either. One huge, 2 cup serving has 271 calories, 7 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients

Cooking spray, I like using olive oil spray

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces (boneless, skinless)

Juice of 1 lemon

Cooking spray, I like using olive oil spray

2 teaspoons olive oil

6 cups broccoli, cut into florets, I used a (12 oz) bag

1 (12 oz) bag broccoli slaw, see shopping tips

1 cup snap peas or Chinese pea pods, sliced

1 cup red bell pepper, chopped

1 cup scallions, sliced

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons ginger (from a jar), see shopping tips

2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce (for gluten-free use Tamari soy sauce)

3 tablespoons brown sugar (leave out sugar, for Paleo)

¼ cup rice vinegar, see shopping tips


Instructions

1. Coat a large nonstick pan or wok with cooking spray. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add chicken and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the top. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until chicken is completely cooked, about 4 minutes. Remove from pan and add to a plate. Set aside.

2. Coat the same nonstick pan with more cooking spray. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in pan. Add all the veggies and water. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes until broccoli softens. Stir in ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Continue to cook and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add back chicken, add soy sauce, brown sugar and vinegar. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.

Makes 4 large servings, each serving ~2 cups


Food Facts

Broccoli’s name comes from the Latin word brachium, for arm or branch.

Broccoli slaw is shredded raw broccoli stalks.


Healthy Benefits

Broccoli is a star member of the cruciferous family which is believed to help protect against cancer. It’s a super source of vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6 and fiber.

Thanks to the broccoli, broccoli slaw and all the other veggies, each serving has 9 grams of fiber!


Shopping Tips

Rice vinegar can be found in most supermarkets in the Asian foods section. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s.

Chopped or crushed ginger, in a jar, can be found in the produce section near the jarred garlic.

Broccoli slaw is sold in bags in most supermarkets in the produce section with the prepared bagged salads. It often has a little shredded carrot in it. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
7

SKINNY FACTS: for ~2 cups serving
271 calories, 7g fat, 2g sat. fat, 55mg chol, 32g protein, 29g carbs, 9g fiber, 764mg sodium, 13g sugar

FACTS: for SmartPoints
198 calories, 2g sat. fat, 10g sugar, 28g protein

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called <a href="http://www.skinnykitchen.com">Skinny Kitchen</a>. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

Nancy Fox

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Thanks so much ladies for sharing my stir-fry. Enjoy! My very best, Nancy

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