Fit Meal: Family-Friendly Lemon Chicken Stiry-Fry

Lemon-ChickenStirFryBy Greta Breksin, MS, RD


1 lemon, juiced

1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces

10 ounces mushrooms, halved or quartered

1 cup diagonally-sliced carrots (about 1/4 inch thick)

2 cups snow peas (6 ounces), stems and strings removed

1 bunch scallions, cut into 1 inch pieces, white and green parts divided

1 tablespoon chopped garlic



  1. In a small bowl whisk 3 tablespoons lemon juice, broth, soy sauce, cornstarch and red pepper flakes (if using).
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add mushrooms and carrots to the pan and cook until carrots are just tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add snow peas, scallion whites and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Whisk the broth mixture and add to the pan; cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the scallion greens and chicken and heat through. Serve over brown rice or whole-grain noodles.


Nutrition Data per serving (makes about four 1 1/2 cup servings)

Calories – 225, Total Fat – 6 g, Saturated Fat – 1 g, Cholesterol – 63 mg, Sodium – 448 mg, Total Carbohydrates – 14 g, Fiber – 3 g, Protein – 27 g

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Recipe modified from Eating Well Magazine, May/June 2009


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