Skinny “Chinese” Food- Honey Red Pepper Chicken!
I feel as though I blink on Friday and it’s already Sunday! Weekends go by too quickly.. we need to figure out a way to fix this….
On Sundays, I crave all the worst foods. I think it has to do with hanging out, watching football, and having a lazy day. Pizza, fried foods, and wings just compliment that so well!
Chinese food has always been one of my absolute favorites. However, each dish easily packs over 1,000 calories. I decided to experiment around with some Chinese food inspired flavors, and the recipe actually turned out really well! Finalllllly a healthy Chinese dish you can make at home, and it is so easy! Hallelujah. 😉
You need: *Skinless chicken breasts* ¼ cup OVOO* ¼ cup pure honey *2 tablespoons lime juice* 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes*
*I made this recipe catering to two people- using two chicken breasts. Cater the measurements according to what you are using!
First, pound the chicken and cut off extra fat. Cube the breasts and place in a bowl!
Mix in the remaining ingredients and marinade the chicken, covering the bowl with saran wrap.
Marinade in the refrigerator for 20 minutes-4 hours.. the longer the better, but whatever time you have. 🙂
Once you are ready to eat, pour the ingredients into a hot frying pan. You do not need to grease the pan- the marinade works just fine!
Cook the chicken on high, bringing the sauce to a boil.
Constantly flip the chicken, giving it a nice crisp taste, without over cooking it!
*Beware of olive oil splashes! Ouch.
While the chicken was cooking, I steamed a bag of frozen broccoli. I love veggies with Chinese. 🙂
Once the chicken has a nice crisp to it, plate!
I made 2 breasts with this recipe, making 2 servings.
Per serving of chicken: ~390 Calories
Plate (included 1 cup steamed broccoli): ~445 Calories