Recipe for Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

July 9th, 2013 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Do you ever find yourself rotating the same 4-5 recipes each week? You know, those favorite Ginger Chicken Stir Fryrecipes that stay in rotation year-round that are always a hit with the entire family? Here is another recipe you may want to add to the list: Ginger Chicken Stir-fry. Toni Kuehneman, MS, RD, LMNT, Cardiac Dietitian from Alegent Creighton Health Heart & Vascular Institute shared this recipe with us. And not only is it delicious, it is full of protein and low on fat – and that combination is a great one to have for meals that stick in the top rotation at any house! We hope you enjoy – and if you do, please share the recipe with your friends!

Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp. low sodium teriyaki sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
1 Tbsp. oil (canola or peanut oil)
½ cup diced onion
1/4 pound pea pods or snow peas (can use frozen)
1/4 cup diced sweet red bell pepper

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, orange juice, low sodium teriyaki sauce, garlic and ginger until smooth.  Set aside.

In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the chicken breast in oil for 5 minutes.  Add the onion, peas, and red pepper.  Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until crisp tender.

Stir in orange juice mixture. Add to the skillet.  Bring to a boil.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

May serve over brown rice or whole grain of choice (barley, bulgur wheat, quinoa etc.)

Makes 4 servings
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Calories per serving: 256
Carbohydrate: 15 grams
Fiber: 1
Protein: 37 grams
Fat: 4 grams
Saturated fat: 1 gram
Trans fat: 0
Sodium: 218 milligrams

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