Home-Style Chicken with Corn Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Creamy and satisfying with very little fat, this is a popular dish with children as well as adults. Prosciutto (Italian dry-cured ham) is very close in flavour to Chinese cured hams. If it is available at your grocer's, have it cut thicker to dice rather than buying it in paper-thin slices.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced gingerroot
  • 3 green onions
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen canned corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup diced prosciutto or other ham (1 oz/30g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed whole fresh coriander leaf

Method

Cut chicken into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes; place in bowl. Add half each of the cornstarch and salt ; stir in ginger and toss to combine. Keeping white and green parts separate, thinly slice onions.

In wok or large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add white part of onions; stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add chicken; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add corn, stock, prosciutto and remaining salt ; bring to boil. Cook for about 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.

Mix remaining cornstarch with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water; stir into pan.

In bowl, lightly beat eggs; stir in 1/2 cup (125 mL) hot sauce from pan. Slowly stir back into pan; reduce heat to low. Add pepper and green part of onions; cook, stirring gently and without boiling, for 1 minute or until thickened.

Pour into serving bowl. Drizzle with sesame oil; sprinkle with coriander.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 642 mg
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 383.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 12.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 19.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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