Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Weight Watchers Chicken With Broccoli and Oranges

I have definitely been on an Asian food kick since having the delicious peanut chicken dish in San Fran. I was craving something a little sweet and savory and found this recipe in an old Weight Watchers cookbook. This took no time to make and definitely cured my craving.

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ingredients
I cut this recipe pretty much in half. You need stock, corn starch, OJ, broccoli, oranges, tamari or soy sauce, ginger and chicken. I used canned mandarin oranges instead of fresh.

slurry
Mix your cornstarch and water. This is called a slurry!

sauce
Measure the stock, soy sauce, and OJ. I did not have fresh ginger so I just put the dried ginger in with the sauce.

broccoli
Chop your broccoli, I did this the night before.

chicken
Chop your chicken.

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Lets cook! Get the oil heated in a pan. Again, I skipped using fresh ginger so I went straight to cooking the chicken. Cut this small it only takes a few minutes to cook.

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Once cooked, get the chicken out of there.

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Drop in the broccoli with some water and pop the lid on for about 3 minutes.

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Return the chicken to the pan with the sauce mixture and give it a stir. Bring it up to boiling.

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Stir in the slurry and let it thicken. Can you believe that it is this easy? Well, it is.

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Stir in the oranges and you are ready to eat.

Chicken With Broccoli and Oranges
Delicious, fast and easy. That is a trifecta in my opinion.

What is your favorite Asian dish and have you ever made it at home?




11 comments:

  1. That does sound easy and delicious. I would go with the canned mandarin oranges too. I'm not sure what my favorite Asian dish would be, I have a few that I like to make. One is an asian inspired soup :)

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  2. Oh, I'm on the same Asian kick as you, I can't seem to get enough! This looks so good!

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this, Rhonda! I'm excited to try it, especially since I'm on the WW points program right now. It looks scrumptious! I am a big fan of beef and broccoli as well, but I haven't made any Asian dishes WW, so this will be a first. Thankfully I have a great Chinese place by my work that is so awesome about cooking things in a healthier way. Greatest part is I can see right into the kitchen and I know they aren't cheating! Can't wait to make this. :)

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  4. This one looks good. I love all of the ingredients, really good color.

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  5. I think you might have set me off on an asian food kick! This sounds great.

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  6. Oh this sounds fantastic! I admire you cooking for yourself so much, I think it's wonderful.

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  7. I'll have to tell my daughter about the mandarin oranges in stir fry - at the age of 12 she started a list on the back of her bedroom door - on it? A list of items - the first one? Canned mandarin oranges.

    When I asked her what that was she said "things I'll have in my future apartment." Love it!

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  8. Dear Rhonda, I love so many Asian dishes thats a tuffy!!
    I do like to cook Asian at home. It is so much better and so much cheaper!!
    I love the old cookbooks. Weight Watchers had some good recipes years ago.
    Well, this was a good meal and I bet very tasty.
    Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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  9. I don't cook Asian routinely, but I go in spurts where everything I want is Asian. My favorite Asian dish is (unauthentic) Gen Tso's Chicken. I found a recipe a couple of years ago on The Bitten Word that had originally appeared in Food & Wine (I think).

    I judge all Gen Tso's by the first time I had it in a hole-in-the-wall place near my work. It remains the best I've ever had. This one was close and only needed one additional ingredient to make it nearly perfect.

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  10. You hit on the trifecta for sure! It looks delicious and I want to try it. Great WW recipe!

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  11. Well i m used to cook asian food on dialy basis for my family ;) as i m from asia.
    Best curry in Manchester

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