This skinny stir-fry is chock full of broccoli, pea pods, carrots, cabbage, onions and lean chicken breasts. Each huge, fiber rich serving has 264 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. You'll be so satisfied with this dish just the way it is but it can be served over brown rice or noodles, if desired.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients for Stir Fry:
2 cup broccoli florets, cut in half, see shopping tip
2 cups onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
5 cups cabbage, shredded
2 cups Chinese pea pods (snow peas) sliced in half
1¾ cups cooked chicken breast, diced
1 tablespoon vegetable, canola or olive oil
3 tablespoons water for stir frying
Ingredients for Sauce:
⅓ cup plus reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons water
2 cloves garlic, mined
2 teaspoons ginger (from a jar), see shopping tip
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1. First prep all vegetables and dice the chicken. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients and mix until well blended. Set aside.
3. Coat a large nonstick wok or pan with cooking spray. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in pan. Add broccoli, onions and carrots and water. Saute over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes until broccoli is soft. Add cabbage and chicken. Saute another 2 minutes until soft. Turn down to medium heat, stir in pea pods and sauce mixture. Stir fry for about 2 minutes until all heated through. Stir constantly to blend everything.
4. Store any leftovers in the fridge for a few days.
Makes 4 servings. (each serving, 2 cups)
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.
Cabbage is a nutrient dense, low calorie, food that provides an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, B6, biotin, calcium, and a respectable amount of fiber. In addition, studies have shown that cabbage has anticancer benefits.
Broccoli florets are sold in bags in the produce department.
Ginger, from a jar, is sold in the produce section where garlic in the jar, is displayed.
Weight Watchers (old points) 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (2 cup) serving
264 calories, 6g fat, 24g protein, 34g carbs, 7g fiber, 792mg sodium, 15g sugar
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