Chinese Take-Out Style Chicken and Broccoli

LOOK!!!! Our FIRST healthy recipe!

Spawn makes this once a month. We do NOT put it over rice. This dish as is is THREE Weight Watcher points as is.

4 cloves garlic, minced and divided

1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 2 inch pieces

1/4 cup unsalted peanuts or slivered almonds

1 TBL canola oil, divided

1 medium onion, cut into wedges

1 medium carrot, thinly sliced

2 cups broccoli florets, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 1/4 TB\\cups chicken  broth, divided

1 TBL cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

2 TBL soy sauce.

  1. For marinade, combine half of garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes in large bowl. Add chicken, turn to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes, turning occasionally
  2.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add peanuts, cook and stir 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Transfer to small bowl
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, discard marinade. Add 2 tsp oil to skillet, tilting to coat. Add chicken, cook and stir 2 minutes. Transfer to plate with slotted sppon
  4. Heat remaining 1 tsp oil in skillet, Add onion, and carrot, cook and stir 2 minutes. Add broccoli and 1/4 cup broth, bring to a boil over medium high heat.l Cover and cook 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender
  5. Meanwhile, whisk remaining 1 cup broth and cornstarch in small bowl until smooth.Add cornstarch mixture chicken and remaining garlic and salt to skillet. Cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat, sprinkle with soy sauce and peanuts.


Says it serves 4. This is a Winnar Winnar chicken dinnar for us!!! It is taken from our Chinese Favorites Recipe Card Collection, that strangely enough rang up as ‘Diabetic Cookbook’ when we bought it. Everything I’ve cooked out of it – okay everything SPAWN has cooked out of it – has been in the single digits of WW points.





16 thoughts on “Chinese Take-Out Style Chicken and Broccoli

    1. I wanted to cover all the bases with the measurements. Not everyone uses cups and gallons! LOL!

      Spawn and I love this one. It’s healthy and low in points – again, we don’t put it over noodles or rice. so the calories are low and the cabs just aren’t there.


    1. YOu should try! I don’t cook much but I have done this one in the kitchen – with the help of my sous chef!!!!

      Hey! That’s an idea – you and hubby in the kitchen cookin’ nekkid…

      or maybe not….

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      1. When most men think you are coming on to them if you sit down and take your shoes off after work, or is that just mine? How do you think walking naked into the kitchen would result in food getting made? No food would ever get eaten in that scenario.

        Hey, is there a sex/diet recommendation for losing weight?

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      2. That’s any man. tbh. I would think the exercise would count. (I have seen studies that gave the burned calorie count for sex. Of course, I would think the more vigorous… Kinky would burn LOTS of calories.

        Prolly why Guy is so fit. *coughs*

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      3. Study done in 2013. The exact number—revealed! Ever wonder what kind of workout you get between the sheets? Thanks to new research from the University of Montreal, we have the precise answer: Men burn 100 calories in the average sex session, while women expend 69. (Yes, 69.)

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