Now back to the dish... it was fresh, flavorful and very... spring like. Yum. I ate my portion in a small bowl that only held one cup because I knew mentally I'd want another bowl and wouldn't be able to afford 14 points for dinner. So when I was done with my small 1 cup bowl I went and got seconds. And I was satisfied. Not overly full; satisfied. The way I should be.
Inspiration: Weight Watchers
Chicken Pad Thai sans Peanuts
- 7 ounces packaged rice noodles
- 1 1/8 pounds uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup fish sauce, divided
- 4 cups broccoli, florets
- juice of 1 lime, divided
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger root, fresh, finely minced
- 2 sprays cooking spray
- 1 1/2 cups bean sprouts
- 1/2 cup cilantro, fresh, minced
- 2 medium carrots, shredded
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon chili oil
Start boiling a pot of water for noodles and a pot of water for steaming broccoli.
Place chicken in a small bowl and cover with 1 tablespoon of fish sauce and sprinkle with some salt and pepper; set aside. Cut up broccoli, shred carrots, mince cilantro, garlic & ginger root; set aside.
Place noodles in boiling water & steam broccoli until crisp-tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in another small bowl, combine remaining 3 tablespoons of fish sauce, 1/2 of the juice of one lime, sugar, water and ginger; mix well and set aside.
Coat a large wok or skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat. When hot, add chicken; cook, stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and cover to keep warm; set aside.
Drain noodles thoroughly. Off heat, coat same wok or skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat. When hot, sauté garlic and carrots until garlic is just fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add noodles, fish sauce mixture, and chili oil; cook, stirring, until sauce is mostly absorbed, about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken and broccoli; remove from heat. Add remaining 1/2 of lime juice, bean sprouts and cilantro; mix well. Serve immediately. Yields about 2 cups per serving.
Serves 6 | 7 WW+ Points