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6-Ingredient Chinese Chicken

This chicken dish is a perfect substitute for those unhealthy takeout options and with very few ingredients, dinner will be served in no time.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 190kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.



  • 1 tablespoon ginger peeled and minced (about 1 inch ginger root)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce or chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce


  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts sliced horizontally and then into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil


  • Whisk together the marinade. Put the chicken pieces in a bowl and toss well to coat evenly with marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  • Add canola oil to a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot and shimmering (but not smoking) add the chicken pieces. Cook the chicken for 3- 5 minutes until cooked through and the juices run clear. If the chicken pieces are larger, cook longer.
  • Serve over brown rice, brown rice noodles, or quinoa. Garnish with chopped cilantro or chopped scallions, if desired.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 255mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4