Asian Aromatic Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 233.7
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 99.3 mg
  • Sodium: 968.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 43.0 g

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Chinese comfort food! This is sometimes called "soy sauce chicken" in restaurants, and it's great with a side of broccoli and brown rice. Chinese comfort food! This is sometimes called "soy sauce chicken" in restaurants, and it's great with a side of broccoli and brown rice.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 Tbsp minced green onions
    1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
    3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
    2 Tbsp dry sherry
    1 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce
    1 Tbsp minced garlic
    1/2 tsp Asian chile paste (sambal oelek)
    1 cinnamon stick and 1 star anise, but can be deleted if you don't have them on hand
    4 bone-in (8-oz) chicken breasts, skin removed
    1 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
    cooking spray


Makes 4 servings (one chicken breast and 2 Tbsp sauce)

Combine first 9 ingredients (omitting cinnamon and anise if desired) in a large zip-top bag. Add chicken to bag, seal and marinate in refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Remove chicken from bag and reserve marinade. Pour marinade into a large skillet, stir in chicken broth. Arrange chicken in a bamboo steamer coated with cooking spray (or metal steam basket, if you don't have a bamboo steamer), cover steamer with lid.

Place covered steam basket in skillet and bring marinade mixture to a boil. Steam the chicken over the boiling broth for 18 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the breasts registers 165F. Transfer chicken to a platter.

Remove steamer from pan, strain marinade through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids. Return mixture to pan and boil over high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup. Serve sauce with chicken.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAPPYTIGER.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a must try! Just the right amount of spices, loved steaming the chicken, the flavor just soaked into the meat. I added a little cornstarch to thr remaining marinade and brushed it over the chicken. This will be a recipe I make often. - 3/25/09

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