Saucy Chicken and Scallions
Optavia Stacey Hawkins
It's amazing just how easy and flavorful Lean and Green Recipes can be! This quick dish comes together easily and can be made in just a few minutes using a rotisserie chicken!
You can also make it from scratch -or- simply cook a few extra chicken breasts earlier in the week when making other meals. This low carb meal has a little bit of a kick of flavor and is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning
nonstick cooking spray (if not making sous vide)
nonstick cooking spray
10 ounces scallions, greens only, sliced lengthwise**
11 ounces fresh bell pepper slices or rings
⅓ c low sodium chicken stock
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Stacey Hawkins Wok On Seasoning
½ packet no calorie sweetener (or 5 drops liquid stevia)
24 ounces shredded, cooked chicken (from rotisserie or cooked as above)
4 teaspoons sesame oil
4 pinches Stacey Hawkins Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning
Chicken (if not using a rotisserie chicken)
If using a rotisserie chicken, slice and shred 24 ounces of breast meat and set aside (for 4 servings)
To cook chicken sous vide: Season chicken breasts with Dash of Desperation Seasoning, place in cooking bag and cook at 149° F for 55 minutes. Remove from bag and shred. Set aside.
To cook chicken stove top: Spray a large pan with nonstick spray. Season chicken breasts with Dash of Desperation Seasoning and cook on medium high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side until a temp of 155° F is reached. Set aside to cool, then shred.
SAUCE & Complete the Meal
Spray a medium sized pan with nonstick spray and place over high heat.
When hot, add scallions and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until slightly wilted.
Place 4 equal portions of sauteed scallions on plates.
Put the pan back over medium high heat. Add peppers and sauté for 1 minute. Add the stock, soy sauce, Wok On and sweetener. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium. Toss chicken in the pan with the sauce. Divide into 4 equal portions and place on top of scallions. Drizzle each plate with 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, fresh chopped scallions and a pinch of Toasted Sesame Ginger seasoning. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Lean and Green Optavia Recipe Counts
6 ounces of chicken breast & 1/4 of the sauce/vegetable mixture is
1 Healthy Fat
** Reserve 2 scallion tops and cut them into small ringlet pieces to use as a garnish.
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