Tested till perfect Soy-Glazed Chicken Hot Pot

Soy-Glazed Chicken Hot Pot

Keeping the bone in the chicken makes it moist and flavourful and takes advantage of lower-priced bone-in thighs. Using sodium-reduced chicken stock and soy sauce reduces the sodium level by more than half. Serve over a bed of whole grain rice, along with Bok Choy with Sesame Oil. Bok choy is an excellent source of folate and vitamins A and C and a source of calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2003

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp 2tspcanola oil
  • 8 8skinless chicken thighskinless chicken thighs, (2 lb/1 kg)
  • 1 cup 1cuphalved mushroommushrooms
  • 1 1oniononions, sliced
  • 1 1yellow pepperyellow peppers or green pepper, chopped
  • 1 piece 1piece(2 inches/5 cm long) gingerroot, sliced
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch Pinchhot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsodium-reduced chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 2 tsp 2tspcornstarch
  • coriander or parsley sprig
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Preparation

In shallow Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, in batches. Remove to plate.

Drain fat from pan. Add mushrooms, onion, yellow pepper, ginger, garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, 5 minutes.

In small bowl, whisk together chicken stock, soy sauce and granulated sugar; pour into pan, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan.

Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 20 minutes.

Push chicken to side of pan. Stir 1 tbsp (15 mL) water with cornstarch. Stir into pan and bring to boil; cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir to glaze chicken. Serve garnished with coriander sprigs.

Additional information :

Side Dish Savvy
Bok Choy with Sesame Oil:

Cut 1 bunch (1 lb/500 g) bok choy into quarters (or use 8 whole baby bok choy).

In large skillet, heat 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil over medium heat; cook bok choy until wilted, about 1 minute.

Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) water; cover and steam for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; toss with /14 tsp (1 mL) each salt, pepper and sesame oil.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: about 28 cal, 2 g pro, 2 g total fat (trace sat. fat), 2 g carb, 2 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 185 mg sodium. % RDI: 10% calcium, 9% iron, 32% vit A, 53% vit C, 23% folate.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 289 pro 33g total fat 11g sat. fat 2g
carb 13g fibre 2g chol 138mg sodium 537mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 17 vit A 9 vit C 85
folate 11
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