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Mongolian Chicken
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Takeout Chinese is always delicious, but it's not always the best for you. This recipe for Mongolian Chicken is one of the best healthy chicken recipes because it allows you to enjoy Chinese food in a guilt-free way. This recipe incorporates easy and healthy ingredient swaps (such as replacing regular flour with quinoa flour), which makes this dish more nutritious without taking away the sweet and savory flavor. Just because you're eating healthy doesn't mean that you have to give up some of your favorite foods!

Serves: 4

  • 16 ounces chicken
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. First, combine the water and brown sugar until the brown sugar is dissolved. Then, add your low-sodium soy sauce and a tablespoon of red chili pepper flakes. Put this mixture off to the side.
  2. Cut your chicken into bite size pieces and toss in a bowl with your quinoa flour. (You can also use arrow root, corn starch, or any flour of your choosing to thicken your sauce.)
  3. Spray down a skillet with olive oil spray, then heat. Add your garlic. After sautéing for a few seconds, add your ginger.
  4. Now, add in the chicken. Once your chicken is cooked through, add the soy sauce mixture.
  5. Let it cook until the sauce reduces down and thickens up. While you're waiting for your sauce to thicken, chop up your green onions.
  6. Once sauce thickens, you're ready to plate your Mongolian Chicken. As a finishing touch, sprinkle with some green onions. You can serve your Mongolian Chicken with Quinoa.
Nutritional Information

Per Serving:

275 Calories
10g Fat
1.5g Fiber
25g Protein
15g Carbs
7g Sugar


This recipe will take you about 20 minutes to complete from start to finish.

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They are only using the flour for thickening so you can use corn starch or arrowroot thicken your sauce like they stated in the recipe. I had to read it twice too.


what is quinoa flour? Do I find that by the regular flour?

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