The almonds in this Mandarin Chicken With Almonds recipe are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats found in olive oil, which are associated with reduced risk of heart disease.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 184 per serving
One-quarter cup rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 and one-quarter tablespoons julienned pickled ginger
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
One-half pound cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped or julienned
One and one-half cups drained canned mandarin orange segments
One-half cup blanched snow peas
One-half cup drained canned bamboo shoots
One-half cup drained canned water chestnuts
4 cups shredded lettuce
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
Mix the vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce thoroughly. Add chicken and orange segments; marinate for approximately 10 minutes. Add snow peas, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts. Distribute lettuce on four serving plates. Top with chicken mixture, sprinkle with almonds, and serve.
Fresh orange segments may substitute for canned mandarin oranges.
This dish keeps well. If there is any left over, take it on a picnic or have it for a snack.
Total fat (g) 5.7;Fat calories (kc) 51;Cholesterol (mg) 49.9;Saturated fat (g) 1.6;Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2.2;Monounsaturated fat (g) 2.7;Fiber (g) 4.1;Carbohydrates (g) 26.3;Sugar (g) 10;Protein (g) 23;Sodium (mg) 485;Calcium (mg) 107;Magnesium (mg) 67 Zinc (mg) 1.5;Selenium (mcg) 57;Potassium (mg) 850;Flavonoids (mg) 2.3;Lycopene (mg) 0;Vitamin A (RE) 185;Beta-carotene (RE) 147 Vitamin C (mg) 77;Vitamin E (mg) 1.0;Thiamin B1 (mg) 0.3;Riboflavin B2 (mg) 0.3