Sesame Honey Chicken and Green Beans

Sesame Honey Chicken and Green Beans

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Your family will love this sweet and spicy stir-fried chicken dish made with Chinese-inspired seasonings and crisp green beans.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon honey, plus
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted Asian-style sesame oil
  • 1 cup fresh green beans cut into 1½-inch pieces (4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • ⅔ cup hot cooked brown rice
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


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  1. For sauce, in a small bowl combine honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and crushed red pepper; set aside.
  2. Coat a very large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add the chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet.
  3. Heat canola oil and sesame oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans; cook 2 minutes. Add shallots; cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until green beans are bright green and slightly tender.
  4. Return chicken to skillet. Stir the sauce into chicken mixture in skillet. Cook about 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Serve with brown rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup chicken and green bean mixture and ⅓ cup rice
  • Per serving: 333 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 108 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 365 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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