Asian-inspired chicken for an easy, healthy dinner
Posted On March 16, 2021
We love getting takeout from a local Chinese restaurant, but occasionally we want the flavors without the unhealthy stuff sometimes added by restaurants. This dish is an easy take on the flavors we love and is just as nice served in a lettuce cup as it is alongside rice. This would also work with cauliflower rice if you are paleo.
One onion, finely chopped
Two tablespoons avocado oil (sesame oil would work well here, too)
One pound ground chicken
Several cups chopped greens (I used kale and chard)
A large handful of cilantro
A tablespoon garlic paste or several chopped cloves
A 2-3 inch section of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
Two to three tablespoons of soy sauce
Two to three tablespoons fish sauce
Two to three tablespoons sweet chili sauce
One tablespoon sambal olek
Salt and pepper to taste
Chives and sriracha to garnish
Sauté the onion in the oil until it’s soft, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and greens and sauté until they are wilted. Add the chicken and salt and pepper. Add the sauces, then the ginger. Allow it to simmer for ten to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and making sure the chicken is diced up into tiny bites. Serve with rice or in lettuce cups. Cauliflower rice would also work well here! I added chopped chives and a drizzle of sriracha to mine.
I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually dairy-free and gluten-free, and sometimes paleo, but we make exceptions (ahem, sourdough bread). The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.