Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowls

You can see that this isn't a Fourth of July post since I didn't cook, bake or create anything festive. But this is what I made for dinner tonight and it is really good. I only used about half the Hoisin Sauce called for in the recipe since I wasn't sure how my family would react to it, but we like it. I like the flavor and the bits of crunchy texture of the water chestnuts and red peppers with the tender chicken and mushrooms. I found this recipe at Mel's Ktchen Cafe, which I've been going to for years, even when her blog was a Blogspot before it was a .Com.

Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowls
1 T. canola oil
1 large red pepper, diced small
1 (10-oz.) pkg. baby portebello mushrooms, diced small
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 average-sized boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced small
1 (8-oz.) can water chestnuts, drained, diced small
2 t. teriyaki sauce
4 T. hoisin sauce
3 c. hot cooked rice

Romaine lettuce leaves
Sesame seeds
Scallions, thinly sliced

Heat oil over medium high heat in a large saute pan. Add red pepper and mushrooms and saute for 5 - 6 minutes until tender. Add garlic and saute an additional minute. Add chicken to pan and cook for 6 - 8 minutes or until cooked through. Stir chicken and red pepper mixture occasionally while it cooks. Add water chestnuts, teriyaki sauce and hoisin sauce and stir to coat the chicken and vegetables. Continue cooking until heated through.

To serve, line a single serving size bowl with romaine leaves. Top with a large scoop of rice, some of the hoisin chicken, and a sprinkle of the sesame seeds and scallions.

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I are on a new health kick. We are using an awesome program that I started coaching for. Sometimes it is a pain to find new meals that are within our boundaries to eat, but this is definitely one and looks delicious. Planning on trying it! Thanks for sharing.


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