3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet > South Beach Recipes > Entrees - Phase 2

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
i luv my dog!
a broad abroad's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: GRITS in Germany
Posts: 509

Default Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein Makes 4 servings

A typical chow mein includes meat, noodles, water chestnuts, and bean sprouts. We’ve taken some liberties with the ingredients but have preserved the spirit of the dish’s textural contrasts. For example, instead of beans sprouts, we’ve used shredded napa cabbage; and we’ve replaced the water chestnuts with crunchy jícama.

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
8 ounces whole wheat linguine
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts,
cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
1 red bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup sliced scallions
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
3 cups shredded napa cabbage
1/2 cup jícama matchsticks

1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sherry, and hot pepper sauce, and stir to blend. Set aside.

2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Drain.

3. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a plate.

4. Add the bell pepper, garlic, scallions, and ginger, and cook, stirring frequently, until the bell pepper is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

5. Add the cabbage and jícama, cover, and cook until the cabbage has wilted, about 4 minutes. Add the soy sauce mixture to the pan. Add the chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is cooked through, about 1 minute.

6. Transfer the chicken mixture to a large bowl. Add the hot pasta, and toss to combine.

----Different Spins----
* Shrimp & Vegetable Chow Mein Follow the directions for Chicken Chow Mein (above), but substitute 1/2 pound of medium shrimp, shelled and deveined, for the chicken. In step 3, cook the shrimp for 1 minute.

* Pork & Vegetable Chow Mein Follow the directions for Chicken Chow Mein (above), but substitute 1/2 pound of pork tenderloin for the chicken. Substitute 1 bunch of watercress for the napa cabbage.

Nutrition Information (per serving)
calories 395 • total fat 9g (saturated 1.3g) • cholesterol 33mg • dietary fiber 4g • carbohydrate 55g • protein 23g • sodium 730mg • Good source of: niacin, selenium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, zinc
a broad abroad is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chicken salad recipes Kelly_S Side Dishes and Sauces 20 08-07-2010 07:19 AM
~~Chicks on Motorcycles~~ rebelridergirl Support Groups 2266 09-29-2007 01:44 PM
Daily Check In - Long and Mini Goals Marie Support Groups 1488 05-18-2007 11:28 AM
PIC ~ Partners in Crime 2006 Louie Support Groups 1673 01-01-2007 06:30 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2