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Poached Ginger Chicken

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces chicken and 1 tablespoon sauce)
Poaching is a great way to cook chicken because the simmering liquid helps keep the chicken juicy and moist.


  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups water
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • Boston lettuce leaves (optional)
  • Green onions (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 214
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 40.2 g
  • carbohydrate 3.6 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 99 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 385 mg
  • calcium 41 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine chicken and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is done.

  2. Remove chicken from broth; discard broth. Cut chicken into thin slices; place slices in a shallow dish.

  3. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Add chopped green onions and ginger; sauté 30 seconds. Remove from heat, and spoon over chicken.

  4. Add sweetener, sherry, and soy sauce to pan; bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Pour soy sauce mixture over chicken. Cover and chill thoroughly. If desired, spoon chicken mixture evenly onto individual lettuce-lined salad plates, and garnish with green onions.

  5. carbo rating: 3

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