Saturday, September 18, 2010

Aloha Chicken (Diabetic)

2 1/2 pounds chicken pieces; skinned
2 low sodium chicken bouillon cubes
1 tsp. light soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup thinly sliced radishes
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, reserve 1/2 cup juice
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Hot cooked rice
Chow mein noodles (optional)
  1. Place chicken in cooking pot and add enough water to just cover. Bring to a boil; add bouillon cubes and simmer chicken, covered, until tender, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove meat from bones and cut into chunks. Reserve 1 cup chicken broth
  2. Combine 1 cup reserved chicken broth with the reserved 1/2 cup pineapple juice and soy sauce; set aside.
  3. In small bowl, mix cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water; set aside.
  4. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat and saute the green peppers and radishes until crisp tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add pineapple and chicken.
  5. Pour chicken broth mixture over chicken/vegetable mixture; heat to boiling and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened and is heated thoroughly. Season with pepper as desired.
  6. Serve over hot cooked rice and sprinkle chow mein noodles on top, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: (3/4 cup mixture; 3/4 cup cooked rice): Calories 320, fat 7g, cholesterol 58mg, carbohydrate 39g, sodium 314mg.

FoodExchanges: Bread 2 1/2, Meat 2.

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