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20-Minute Skinny Szechuan Chicken Recipe

This Healthy Szechuan Chicken recipe is a delicious mix of chicken, carrots, green bell peppers, garlic, ginger and peanuts that you will want in your meal rotation!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 329kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless - skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce - divided
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch - divided
  • 1/2 c. fat-free - low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. chili-garlic sauce - such as Huy Fong brand
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut - or canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 green bell pepper - chopped
  • 2 medium carrots - very thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • 1/4 c. unsalted - dry-roasted peanuts

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, toss together the chicken, 1 Tbsp. of the hoisin sauce, and 1 Tbsp. of the cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the remaining 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, broth, vinegar, brown sugar, chili-garlic sauce in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Heat a nonstick wok or large, deep skillet over medium-high heat for three or four minutes. Add the oil and then the chicken. Stir-fry until almost cooked through, 2-3 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic, cook for another 15 seconds.
  • Add in the bell pepper, carrots, and peanuts. Stir fry until tender-crisp, 2 minutes. Pour in the hoisin sauce mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils, and chicken is cooked through (about one minute). Serve hot over a bed of white rice.
Nutrition Facts
20-Minute Skinny Szechuan Chicken Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
329
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
97
mg
32
%
Sodium
 
411
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
39
g
78
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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