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Summer Chicken Stir-Fry

This Summer Chicken Stir-Fry recipe is a quick and easy, not to mention healthy, weeknight dinner that your family will love. Ready in under 25 minutes, this go-to summer chicken dish is colorful and packed with flavor. Pair with a simple green salad for the ultimate meal.

Health JUNE 2005

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Cook time:6 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into short, thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 cups (6 ounces) snow pea pods, cut diagonally in half
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut into short, thin strips (about 1 cup)
  • 4 (1-inch) diagonally cut green onions (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Combine dressing, soy sauce, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl; add chicken, tossing to coat.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add snow peas and bell pepper; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add chicken mixture; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add onions; stir-fry 1 minute or until chicken is thoroughly heated and vegetables are crisp-tender. Top with cilantro.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 187
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 365mg
  • Calcium: 39mg
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