Five Chinese Chicken Recipes: Save Money, Eat Healthily

Cold weather has been hitting the country. The weather can be draining; you might want something warm and unchallenging. One option is to reach for the phone and get delivery. But, if you decide to save a delivery driver from stepping out into the biting wind, you should give one of these five Chinese food recipes a shot.

Chinese food is one of America’s favorite things to order in. The problem with delivery food is, you don’t know what went into it. Sugar can be an excellent flavor enhancer in savory recipes and flour can be a perfect thickener for sauces. Hidden carbs can add up! So, try out one of these chicken dishes; it might become your go-to recipes!

General Tso’s Chicken


General Tso’s chicken is America’s most frequently ordered Chinese dish, and the fourth most popular overall dish on GrubHub. The sweet and spicy mix of the sauce on crispy is alluring. This recipe use pork rinds for a crispy coating and clocks in at 566 calories and 4.5 grams net carbs per serving. Get the recipe here.

Chicken and Broccoli


This mainstay can be counted on to get kids to eat their veggies! This recipe uses one skillet saves on cleaning up and delivers the flavor you’re seeking! The use of coconut aminos in the place of soy sauce in this recipe drastically reduces the sodium level. The slight crunch of the broccoli in combination with the soft chicken make this a varied meal to eat. Containing only 130 calories and 5 grams of carbs, this could be your new favorite. Get the recipe here.

Orange Chicken


Orange chicken is a delicious slightly sour sticky meal. This low carb version is less sticky as being gluten-free. The recipe suggests using thigh over breast meat for both its moisture level and texture. This slightly more sophisticated take on the classic has 424 calories and grams of carbs. Get the recipe here.

Chicken Lo Mein


If you’re a fan of noodles and crockpots, this recipe for lo mein is for you! The noodles in the dish are made from Konaberry. Konaberry, the fruit around coffee bean, and kelp combine to make great noodles the only one gram of carbs per four-ounce serving. The recipe calls for the same coconut aminos as the chicken and broccoli so you might want to plan on cooking them both! With 174 calories and 3.1 grams of carbs, this could quickly become a staple in your kitchen for both Chinese food and pasta night! Get the recipe here.

Sesame Chicken


Rounding out our sampling of favorite American Chinese dishes is sesame chicken. This version features lightly battered, pan-fried chicken and features both sesame oil and sesame seeds to get the right flavor. Plus, the sesame seeds are added in two separate steps to make it pop. The meal has 520 calories and four grams of carbs per serving. Get the recipe here.

We hope you enjoy these meals and that you stay warm, safe and well-fed this winter!

January 22, 2019
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