Lauren Kelly Nutritionist

Better Health, Better Food, Better You

Ginger Soy Chicken and Kale

on May 24, 2012

 

I guess I am on a kale kick these days.  Kale is really a powerhouse food.  It is packed with healthy fiber and antioxidants.  These powerful antioxidants help protect our cells from free radicals that cause oxidative stress.  Kale also is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin A & Vitamin C, which are both crucial antioxidants that help our bodies boost immunity and fight off diseases.  

So if that isn’t reason enough to be “on a kale kick” these days, I don’t know what is 🙂

The ginger, soy and honey blend perfectly together in this dish.  Next time I am definitely making a double batch!  I bet this would be yummy with some toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on top….next time 🙂

Ginger Soy Chicken and Kale

4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 Tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger root

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2-3 boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts cut up into 1 inch cubes

2 cups of kale 

1 tablespoon olive oil

Place all ingredients except for chicken and kale in a small bowl and whisk until completely blended.  

Place chopped chicken in a ziploc bag and pour half of the marinade into bag.  Make sure the bag is closed and shake it up so all the chicken is covered.  Let marinade for at least a half hour (but even overnight would be great!)

After chicken is marinating, place 1 tablespoon olive oil in pan and saute until fully cooked and no longer pink.  

Add kale and cook until it is still bright green but only a little soft (I like it when it still is a little crunchy).  Add remaining marinade and make sure it is completely mixed. Makes 3 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (1/3 of dish)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231   Calories from Fat 94 (6 WW points per serving)
Total Fat 10.4g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Cholesterol 56mg
Sodium 1066mg
Total Carbohydrates 13.0g
Dietary Fiber 1.1g
Sugars 6.2g
Protein 23.3g

* Nutritional information provided by http://www.caloriecount.com, not 100% guaranteed accurate

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2 responses to “Ginger Soy Chicken and Kale

  1. Thanks Lauren for linking up to the Weekend Potluck! This looks delicious, I love the flavor combination.

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