Chicken Lettuce Wraps

servings: 5

 calories: 309

 prep time: 20 minutes 
 
ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 whole carrot, Shredded
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/8 cups cashews, crushed
  • 1 can water chestnuts, drained (8 oz)
  • 3 Tablespoons green onion
  • 1 large head of  iceberg lettuce, leafed
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

preparation instructions:

  1. Bring 1 tablespoon of oil to high heat in a wok or large frying pan.
  2. Add chicken and cook 8-10 minutes or until browned.
  3. Set chicken aside.
  4. Mince water chestnuts, green onion, and mushrooms.
  5. Mince cooled chicken and add shredded carrots.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the wok or pan.
  7. Add chicken, carrots, water chestnuts, green onion, and mushrooms to the wok or pan.
  8. Add onion powder and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  9. Stir in tomato sauce and  cook to reduce volume for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Return chicken to pot and add chicken stock and soy sauce.
  11. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low.
  12. Add soy sauce, ketchup, lemon juice, brown sugar, and Worcestershire to the pan.
  13. Add pepper to the mixture.
  14. Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  15. Serve with lettuce “cups”.

suggested side dishes:

  • Rice
  • Egg rolls

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Polynesian Chicken

servings: 4  

 calories: 167 

 prep time: 20 minutes

ingredients:

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 cup seedless or golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

preparation instructions:

  1. Drain pineapple chunks; reserve 4 tablespoons pineapple juice.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice over medium-heat in large nonstick pan.
  3. Add raisins, green onions, and garlic.
  4. Cook and stir 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in pineapple chunks, chicken, soy sauce and remaining 2 tablespoons juice.
  6. Cover; reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked throughout.

suggested side dishes:

  • Rice
  • Fruit salad
  • Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Broccoli
  • Water chestnuts

Chicken Afritada

servings: 4-6  

 calories: 350  

 prep time: 20 minutes 
 
ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

preparation instructions:

  1. Heat oil over medium-high flame in a large pot.
  2. Add chicken and cook 6 minutes or until browned.
  3. Set chicken aside.
  4. Saute bell peppers 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Add onion powder and garlic and saute for another 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in tomato sauce and  cook to reduce volume for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Return chicken to pot and add chicken stock and soy sauce.
  8. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low.
  9. Add salt and pepper to the mixture.
  10. Cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

suggested side dishes:

  • Rice

Soy Honey Chicken

servings: 4  

 calories: 340

 prep time: 15 minutes

ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

preparation instructions:

  1. Combine honey, soy sauce, oil, water and garlic in small bowl.
  2. Pour marinade over chicken and marinate in refrigerator at least 6 hours, turning two or three times.
  3. Preheat oven at 350°.
  4. Place chicken in a 9×11-inch baking dish and bake in oven for 30 minutes.

suggested side dishes:

  • Rice
  • Stir fry noodles
  • Broccoli
  • Water chestnuts
  • Snowpeas