Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Light and Healthy: Takeout Fakeout!

So, I love takeout as much as the next chef, but I always feel super guilty after eating an entire box of stir-fry knowing it was loaded with calories, fat, and sometimes even MSG! So I have lots of recipes for Takeout Fake outs, I like to call them.
These recipes give you the satisfaction of eating take out Chinese, without the guilt!
Sesame Chicken Stir-fry
Grocery List:
2C chopped chicken (uncooked)
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup each lite soy sauce and chicken broth
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp each minced garlic and fresh ginger
2 tsp dark Oriental sesame oil
2 tsp oil
11/2 lb bok choy, stalks separated and cut in 1-in. pieces
1 red pepper, cut in narrow strips
1 can baby corn, ears cut in half if large
1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted in a skillet over medium heat
1/4 cup sliced scallions
How to make it:
1. Put chicken and 2 Tbsp cornstarch in a plastic food bag;
shake until chicken is evenly coated.
2. Sauce: Measure soy sauce, broth and 1/4 cup water in a clear measuring cup.
Add remaining ingredients to cup.
3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 3 minutes, or until cooked. Remove to a bowl.
4. Add bok choy and pepper strips to skillet. Stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes until crisp-tender.
5. Stir Sauce to mix. Add to skillet with the baby corn. Boil 1 minute, or until slightly thickened. Stir in chicken; pour into serving bowl.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions.
Nutritional Information:
213 cal
8g fat
3f fiber
4 WW points

No comments: