If you’re craving Chinese takeout you need to make this instead! It’s delicious and much lower in points.
This Hunan Chicken is also easy to make – ready in about 30 minutes.
You can serve it with white rice, brown rice or even cauliflower rice.
It’s only 2 points per serving for blue and purple, 4 points for green. The points are only for the chicken, it doesn’t include the rice.
If you’re on blue you could add 1/2 cup of rice for 3 additional points which would make your meal only 5 points.
Besides this Hunan Chicken being low in points it is packed full of vegetables to keep you fuller longer.
The main thing I did to keep this recipe low in points was to cut back on the oil, I only used 1 tablespoon.
The vegetables I used were broccoli, red pepper, carrots and baby corn. Feel free to mix up the vegetables with whatever you have on hand.
To make the sauce I used chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, cornstarch and honey.
Chili paste is spicy so I only used 1 teaspoon. It doesn’t add much heat to the recipe. If you want it to be a little spicy you can add 2 teaspoons of chili paste.
If you have leftovers this tastes great the next day!
Here are some more delicious Chinese inspired dishes to try:
Crab Rangoon – this can be made in the air fryer or oven.
Chicken Fried Rice – This is an easy Instant Pot meal!
Yield: 4 servings (2 points per serving for blue and purple, 4 points for green)
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup chopped broccoli
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced
- 1/4 cup carrots, diced
- 1/2 cup baby corn
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chili paste
- 1 teaspoon honey
- salt and pepper, to taste
Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Add the chicken to a large zip up bag and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Seal the bag and make sure the chicken is coated with cornstarch.
Add the oil to a large pan on medium heat. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
While the chicken is cooking make the sauce. Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, honey and remaining cornstarch to a bowl. Whisk together.
Remove the chicken from the pan. Add the vegetables and garlic to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Add the chicken back to the pan and serve.
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