Recipe For Cilantro Chicken With Healthy Nuts
Cilantro Chicken Recipe Ingredients
½ pound chicken breast
½ cup cilantro
2 cups nape cabbage (Chinese cabbage)
½ ounce honey roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon roasted peanut oil
½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
½ tablespoon soy sauce, reduced sodium
Cilantro sprig, fresh, snipped
- Heat peanut oil in a heavy ten inch skillet over medium heat. Stir and cook chicken in hot oil for about 2 minutes. Add honey roasted peanuts and cook further for about 3 minutes or until the chicken is done and is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
- Add the toasted sesame oil, vinegar and soy sauce to the chicken in the skillet. Stir and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat and stir in the fresh cilantro leaves.
- Spoon this chicken mixture over 2 cups shredded cabbage. Garnish chicken with the fresh lemon wedges and cilantro sprigs if desired. Serve. This recipe makes 2 servings.
- You may even serve the chicken over a bed of rice instead of shredded cabbage. However make sure to choose unpolished brown rice instead of white polished rice for its superior nutritional value.
- Cilantro chicken with nuts is a diabetes friendly recipe that gives about 254 calories and 4 gm total fat (1 gm saturated fat and 49 mg cholesterol) per serving.
- This recipe can be considered low carbohydrate, high protein recipe as it provides only about 20 gm carbohydrates and 25 gm proteins per serving.
- Cilantro chicken with nuts can be considered a high sodium recipe as it provides about 322 mg sodium per serving. Balance your other sodium rich foods in the diet if you are on a low sodium diet and want to include this chicken recipe in your meals. To reduce the total sodium values of this recipe preferably use low sodium soy sauce and low sodium rice vinegar.
- This recipe contains nuts, so if you have any nut related food allergy then you may avoid adding nuts. Instead use some low sodium drained canned beans.
- Preferably choose the poultry that is the chicken breast without the skin to keep the levels of total fat and cholesterol low. This choice will also help to reduce the total calories of this recipe. This is because the major part of cholesterol and saturated fat is situated below the skin of the poultry.
- Diets rich in high cholesterol and saturated fat are related to many long term chronic health problems, so their consumption should always be in small and restricted amounts.