Saucy Chicken

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If you're looking for healthy dinner ideas, then this Dragon Chicken recipe is a fun recipe to make. This recipe is an Indo-Chinese stir-fry breaded chicken that is tossed in a spicy sauce. The spicy flavors of the ginger and garlic seasoning are what makes this recipe so unique and enjoyable. Everyone will relish this flavorsome crispy stir-fry chicken when served on a bed of either rice or noodles which makes it a wholesome meal. This recipe is one of the most satisfying family dinner ideas you can make any time you have a craving for Chinese food. Since this recipe is homemade, it is healthy and tastes like Chinese take out without the high sodium or msg in it. All the ingredients used in this recipe are budget-friendly except the chicken breast which you might be able to buy for a cheaper price on a sale. Chicken breast recipes are not only delicious but also one of the healthier meats to prepare the chicken recipes. Chicken breast is protein-rich with lower fat content compared to chicken thighs or drumsticks. How often does one come across healthy dinner ideas that are not only easy on the budget but also happen to be a huge crowd pleaser?

When cooking with chicken breast, it is important not to overcook it since there is a high chance of the meat losing its moisture resulting in a dry, chewy texture. The trick to cooking chicken breast perfectly for any recipe is to cook it on the lowest heat setting for ten minutes straight with a lid covered on top. This method will slow cook the chicken retaining all the juices and moisture without drying it or ruining the flavor. Resist the urge to open the lid and peek through for those ten minutes. After ten minutes, when you open the lid, notice how juicy and tender the chicken breast will taste. If you practice this method, cooking with chicken breast should be a cake walk.

It is essential to read food labels to choose low sodium and preservative-free foods especially packaged goods like soy sauce. Always compare the labels and choose the brand of soy sauce that has the lowest amount of sodium or msg in it. In the place of corn starch, a healthier option would be arrowroot or tapioca flour. For additional nutrition, add veggies like mushrooms or broccoli if you wish or diced bell peppers cooked until crunchy. You can also garnish the chicken with green onions on top once it is done. You may want to adjust the chili flakes if you don't want the chicken too spicy.

Nutrition Facts for: Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup From Melissa's Cuisine

Ingredients: Chicken breasts or thighs, egg, pepper chili powder, cornstarch soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper flackes, tomato sauce, soy sauce, sugar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 2 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 411, Calories from Fat 67, Total Fat 7.4g 11%, Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%, Cholesterol 175mg 58%, Sodium 1778mg 74%, Potassium 623mg 18%, Carbohydrates 13.2g 4%, Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%, Sugars 2.6g, Protein 69.3g, Vitamin A 18%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 5%, Iron 17%

Thank you to Bobby at the ‘Blog Chef' food blog for sharing this amazing Dragon Chicken recipe with us. For more healthy dinner ideas and other chicken breast recipes, do check out Bobby's blog. This spicy chicken stir-fry recipe is a great meal option when it comes to family dinner ideas. Make this tasty chicken dinner recipe today for your loved ones!

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