Chicken Sauté with Pineapple and Lemon Grass

Chicken Sauté with Pineapple and Lemon Grass
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 490.8
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 110.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,854.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 53.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 50.5 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
    1-1/2 cups chicken broth
    3 stalks lemongrass, chopped into 2 inchpieces
    1 2 inch piece fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
    1 tsp. lime zest
    2 Tbs. thai fish sauce (optional)
    1 Tbs. vegetable oil
    2 Tbs. cornstarch
    4 cups fresh pineapple chunks, about 1 inch each
    1 tsp. salt
    2 Tbs. cilantro, chopped (dried 1Tbs)
    2 Tbs. mint, chopped


Place chicken broth in small saucepan. Add lemon grass, ginger and lime zest. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in fish sauce (if using); set aside.

While the chicken broth mixture is simmering, warm vegetable oil over high heat in a large, non-stick skillet or wok. Toss chicken chunks in cornstarch. Add chicken to heated oil in two batches; sauté until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken, place on plate and set aside. Add pineapple chunks to pan and sauté quickly, about 2 minutes.

Return chicken to skillet or wok. Pour chicken broth into pan through strainer, separating out lemon grass, ginger and lime zest pieces. Discard these pieces. Stir over high heat until sauce reaches simmer, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 4 minutes, until sauce has thickened lightly. Add salt. Sprinkle with cilantro and mint. Serve immediately over rice or noodles.

(Thai fish sauce and mint are not included in the nutrional value. Also the cilantro is counted as dried.)

Serves 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BROOKSIER.