To many, eating clean means eating boring. Or too much time and preparation to be able to fit into our busy schedules. Well, this recipe is comparable to a favorite Chinese dish, Sweet and Spicy Chicken. The traditional recipe is loaded with sugar, fat and sodium. This healthy alternative is will not only satisfy your cravings for those classic Chinese takeout dishes, but it is also quick and easy to prepare. Brad and I prepared, cooked and ate this dish in less than 30 minutes yesterday! Try it out this weekend instead of ordering in!
Makes 2 servings
8-12 oz. of chicken breast
1 clove garlic
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 red bell pepper
1 cup mushrooms
12 Asparagus Spears
1 Tablespoon of low-sugar ketchup
1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 Tablespoon of Sugar Free Orange Jelly
Sesame Seeds for topping
1. Cut the Chicken into bite sized pieces and season with garlic and red pepper.
2. Set a skillet on medium-high heat and spray with a bit of cooking oil. Add chicken and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes.
3. Slice red bell pepper and set aside. In a separate small bowl mix ketchup, mustard and jam. Once chicken is cooked, add the mushrooms, bell pepper, asparagus and sauce. Lower heat and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve!
You can eat this over brown rice or quinoa to add some healthy, low glycemic carbohydrate (great post workout option). I however ate mine over spinach! Delish and easy!
Personal Trainer, Studio Manager