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Ginger Chicken with Green Onions Recipe

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Ginger, scallions and cayenne come together in a pleasant sauce for chicken. “Every time I serve this to company, I receive compliments,” shares Deborah Anderson of Willow Street, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 medium lemon, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 175 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 322 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spay, cook chicken in 2 teaspoons oil for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, cook the garlic, ginger and lemon peel in remaining oil for 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup broth, sugar and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Return chicken to the pan; top with lemon slices. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  3. Combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth; gradually stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in green onions; cook 1-2 minutes longer. Serve over chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ginger Chicken with Green Onions in Light & Tasty April/May 2006, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 175 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 322 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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