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Fast & Easy Dinner: Asian Chicken and Cabbage

Fast & Easy Dinner: Asian Chicken and Cabbage

Pre-made salad mixes and bagged greens are wonderful time savers when it comes to making quick, middle of the week meals. Season packaged coleslaw with sesame oil pairs with broiled chicken for tonight's dinner. The chicken is glazed with a mixture of hoisin, garlic, and ginger, making for a moist and flavorful meal. The coleslaw adds a nice, cooling crunch to the sweetness of the chicken. To take a look at the recipe,

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Asian Chicken and Cabbage
From Cooking Light

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cups packaged coleslaw
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine first 3 ingredients; spread evenly over both sides of chicken. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 6 minutes on each side or until done.
  3. While chicken cooks, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; saute 2 minutes.
  4. Add coleslaw; saute 1 minute or until coleslaw begins to wilt.
  5. Place coleslaw mixture in a medium bowl. Add sesame oil, salt, and pepper, tossing to coat.
  6. Serve coleslaw mixture with chicken.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1/2 cup coleslaw mixture).

Nutritional Information: CALORIES 189(16% from fat); FAT 4.3g (sat 0.7g,mono 1.1g,poly 1.6g); PROTEIN 27.8g; CHOLESTEROL 66mg; CALCIUM 52mg; SODIUM 505mg; FIBER 2.1g; IRON 1.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 9.5g

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FashionKid FashionKid 7 years
looks good to eat and make at home for your valentine.
haute77 haute77 8 years
i'm always skeptical of the "asian" recipes in magazines and on tv. somehow, they don't seem "asian" at all. the recipes almost always call for ginger, soy, sesame oil, etc. but there is so much more to asian cooking than that. i will give this recipe a try though.
emalove emalove 8 years
Yummy! The chicken sounds good and I love coleslaw.
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 8 years
I just had Coleslaw for lunch. Cabbage is so overlooked in the US
totonlaura totonlaura 8 years
Yummy Yummy!!!
totonlaura totonlaura 8 years
Yummy Yummy!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
This sounds so good! Thanks Yum :)
brookesummer brookesummer 8 years
I think I will make this tonight, although I have some plain cabbage that I need to use up instead of the coleslaw mix! I hope it will turn out okay, I'm not really familiar with what exactly is IN coleslaw mix.
wren1 wren1 8 years
This sounds really good. I like the cabbage idea.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Skip the cabbage and have some salad :)
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