Tuesday 5 April 2011

Red Chicken - HEAVENLY Weight Watchers Pro Points recipe

From the oh-so-pretty 'Oriental Express' recipe book... this is an incredibly tasty recipe, I'm really extremely impressed.

Serves 1; 7 ProPoints per serving (247kcals, protein 35g, carbs 20g, fat 1g, fibre 0.5g, fruit and veg 0.5)
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2tbsp chinese/japanese cooking wine (mirin) or sherry
  • 1 star anise (I couldn't get any, but it was fine without)
  • 1 clove
  • juice of 1/2 orange (I used 1/2 lemon, I prefer a sharper flavour)
  • zest of 1/2 orange (I used lemon again)
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • thumb sized piece of ginger
  • (1/2 a chilli - not in the recipe, but I like it and it adds flavour not carbs/kcals)

 Cut the ginger into matchsticks, slice the chilli, zest the fruit...

Put the soy sauce, mirin, fruit juice, fruit zest, (chilli) clove and star anise in a pan with a lid and bring to the boil.

Cover and turn off the heat.  Leave to infuse for 5 minutes.

Add the chicken to the pan, spoon over the sauce and bring back to the boil., cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, spooning sauce over periodically.

Turn the chicken 1/2 way through the cooking.
Remove the chicken from the pan, slice diagonally and serve with the sauce spooned over the top.

Serve with 40g brown rice and add another 4 ProPoints.

I served with brown rice and steamed cabbage (cooked both at the same time in the StarChef - handy!) and this was absolutely -heavenly-!  Seriously delicious!  I am really impressed with this recipe; it's going on my "Standard, Easy And Tasty" list.

1 comment:

  1. OMG sounds divine! I love anything with soy sauce in it though. Photos were fab.