Here’s an awesome eating-light recipe: Chinese Chicken with Cashews. The secret ingredient? No noodles – just zoodles made out of spiral cut zucchinis! Each serving is giant (approximately 2 cups) but has only 6 WW points plus points. This recipe has fresh broccoli, garlic, chicken, and green onions, with a stir-fry sauce made from scratch. Love it!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 lb uncooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced
- 2 large zucchini
- 2 c. broccoli florets
- 2 oz. cashews, chopped
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp red chili paste
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp fresh ground ginger
- salt & pepper, to taste
WHAT YOU DO:
Wash zucchinis and cut off ends. Using a spiral cutter, shred zucchini into spaghetti-like strips. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, honey, chili paste, and cornstarch. Set aside.
Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a wok or large skillet over med-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Sauté until browned and cooked through. Remove chicken, drain, and set aside.
Add remaining 1 tsp. of sesame oil to pan, then garlic and ginger, and cook approx 30 seconds, until fragrant.
Add broccoli, and cook approx 1-2 minutes.
Stir in soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until sauce is thickened.
Toss in zucchini noodles, and cook for a minute or so, just enough to allow noodles to mix with the sauce.
Remove from heat, stir in chicken, and green onions, and toss well.
Divide onto 4 plates, and garnish each cashews.
recipe adapted from laaloosh.com
Prep time: 20 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Makes 4 servings (approx. 2 cups/serving)
Estimated Nutrition Information — Per Serving:
6 WW points+
9 g. fat
10 g. carbs
0.7 g. figer
30 g. protein
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