Monday, June 7, 2010

Hoisin Chicken

I have recently been browsing through several of my old cookbooks looking for some fresh ideas. I am trying to find low fat, healthy meals that the kids will eat too. Pretty tall order to fill, but I think I hit the jackpot with several older Weight Watchers Annual Cookbooks!

This one is our favorite so far, though we have found MANY we like.

Hoisin Chicken

3/4 cup fat free, less sodium Chicken broth

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil

1 garlic clove crushed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/ 8 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

4 (4 ounce)skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro(I omitted this)

1. Combine first nine ingredients in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

2. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on both sides of chicken.

3. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add vegetable oil. Add chicken, and cook 3 minutes. Turn chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 12 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

4. Add broth mixture to pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Spoon sauce evenly over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro.