Friday, May 24, 2013

My take on Crockpot Cashew Chicken

I'm trying real hard this week to eat normal and to measure my food and make healthier choices.  What got me in this mess in the first place was stacking my plate mile high and eating until it was all gone, using white rice, white bread, white pasta.......all refined.  Not so good for you.  I'm trying really hard to make better choices.  

Weight watchers isn't just a diet, it really is a great guideline to use while trying to lose weight.  You can eat all your regular foods, just in moderation.  I am training myself to eat slower and listen to my stomach when its full.  Instead of eating non stop and then being so uncomfortable.  Its hard, but I'm doing it.  

I came across this recipe on pinterest, thought this sounds pretty good.  Lets try it out.  Except, I didn't have time to put it in the crockpot.  So I made it with out.  I also cut down on cashews and eliminated the flour all together.  I uploaded it onto weight watchers recipe builder and for four servings at a cup each it is 9 points.  Its kinda high, but it was super yummy, and when I'm craving Chinese food and don't want to get all the sodium and fried foods that I tend to gravitate towards at the buffet, I know I have options I can make at home that hits the spot.  

Original recipe can be found at fav family recipes.

(Sorry, not the best photo quality, trust me, it was yummy!)

Allie's Cashew Chicken

2 lbs. chicken (cut up in cubes)
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 T. rice vinegar
1 T. brown sugar
2 T. ketchup
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t. minced fresh ginger
black pepper

I placed the chicken (season with black pepper) in an oiled pan and sauteed for about 5 minutes.  Mix all the ingredients together and dump on top.  Stir well, turn heat to medium, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  That is it. 

I pared it with a cup of brown rice and put a tablespoon of cashews on top.  

1 cup brown rice = 5 points
1 T. cashews = 3 points
1 C. chicken= 9 points

Yes, it is kinda high, but it is do able.  I took the flour out of the original recipe and cut the cashews way down.  I'm not saying I'll have this on my weekly rotation, but every once in a while I will make this to get my Chinese buffet fix.

I hope you enjoy! 


1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy! I might have to try this when I get back into cooking.


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