How the heck to people eat with chopsticks?! While taking pictures of this yummy dish I thought up the bright idea to hold a piece of broccoli with the chopsticks and take a cool action shot. As you can see, that failed. ugh, I’m just so glad forks were invented.
Seriously though, if I had to rely on chopsticks to get food to my mouth I would die of starvation. Why hasn’t anyone marketed that diet? Just follow the chopstick starvation diet and you’ll for sure drop the pounds… and might poke a few eyes out in the processes due to your frustrations while hangry (hungry/angry).
But with this meal you don’t even need the chopstick diet because it’s super low fat and calorie, we’re talkin less than 5 grams of fat and only 430 calories, rice included! If you don’t want it on rice, try it on noodles, or just ditch the carbs completely.
Annnnd… another great thing about this meal is that it requires only one pot! Yay for less dishes to do! Plus it takes less than 30 minutes. Plus PLUS it tastes freaking amazing! So many yummy flavors going on with all the veggies and great texture. Yep! I guess you could say it’s pretty much a perfect meal.
Put it on your menu for dinner this week and enjoy this quick, easy, delicious, and healthy meal! …and then go make this. 🙂
- 2 large chicken breasts, sliced thin
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 cup onion, sliced
- 1 cup carrots, sliced
- 1 cup chicken broth, divided
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 cups broccoli
- 1 cup (4 ounces) mushrooms, sliced
- ½ red bell pepper
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 green onion (optional garnish)
- Peanuts (optional garnish)
- Mix ¼ cup chicken broth with 2 teaspoons corn starch and set aside.
- Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the chicken, garlic, and ginger and cook for 2 minutes until chicken is brown. Add the onion slices, carrots, ¾ cup of chicken broth, soy sauce, and browned sugar. Cover and lower temperature to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir in the broccoli, mushrooms, and bell pepper, cover, and cook another 5 minutes, stirring half way through. Add in the cornstarch mixture and continue to cook and stir until thickened (1-2 minutes).
- Serve over rice and top with green onion and/or peanuts.
Recipe Source: Adapted from Betty Crocker