Spicy Asian Chicken With Brussels Sprouts
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced (2 large)
- 3 tablespooons canola oil, plus more, if necessary
- 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
- 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
- Cook the rice according to the package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the egg. Place the cornstarch in another large bowl. Add the chicken to the egg and toss to coat. A few pieces at a time, lift the chicken out of the egg and coat in the cornstarch, tapping off the excess; transfer to a plate.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. In 2 batches, cook the chicken, turning
occasionally, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes (add more oil for the second batch, if necessary); transfer to a plate.
- Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the Brussels sprouts, ginger, and garlic and cook, tossing occasionally, until beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and ¾ cup water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the Brussels sprouts are crisp-tender and the liquid begins to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes more.
- Return the chicken to the skillet, along with the chili, and cook, tossing, until heated through, about 1 minute. Add the sesame oil and scallions. Serve over the rice and sprinkle with the peanuts.
- Per Serving
- Calories 440
- Fat 18g
- Sat Fat 2g
- Cholesterol 116mg
- Sodium 383mg
- Protein 29g
- Carbohydrate 40g
- Sugar 8g
- Fiber 3g
- Iron 3mg
- Calcium 57mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .