Hoi Sin Chicken
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This Hoi Sin Chicken recipe is a slimming friendly version of the calorific Chinese takeaway dish, and is perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
Not only is this recipe low on calories and Points, but it’s also ready in less than the time that our local takeaway takes to deliver.
Traditional Hoi Sin sauce is made with honey and sesame oil, but as these are high in calories we’ve come up with an alternative version instead. Because of this, the sauce isn’t as sticky and thick as you might expect, but we promise that the flavour is so fantastic that you won’t even notice!
What are you waiting for, dig out that wok and get cooking!
What diets is this Hoi Sin Chicken suitable for?
This Hoi Sin Chicken recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.
It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Soy sauce
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Hoi Sin Chicken recipe?
- You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Hoi Sin Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Green.
- You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Hoi Sin Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
- You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Hoi Sin Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Purple.
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Hoi Sin Chicken?
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What is the magic ingredient in this Hoi Sin Chicken?
One of the ingredients to give this sauce depth and flavour is something called PB2. It’s a powdered, de-fattened peanut butter that you mix with water to form a paste. It tastes just like the real thing, and is much lower in calories when compared to regular peanut butter.
PB2 is 100% natural, with no added nasties and you can also use it to make dishes such as our Chicken Satay – it makes a massive difference.
The other ingredient to give this sauce the wow factor is Miso Paste which is made from soybeans. A little goes a long way! You can find it in the international foods aisle in any major supermarket except Morrisons – for some reason they don’t stock it.
We use a granulated sweetener with the same weight and sweetness as sugar.
There are lots of high quality, granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.
If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.
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You can get PB2 via Amazon, and some supermarkets have started to sell PB-fit which is similar.
You can also get Miso Paste from Amazon.
You can also pick up Natvia from Amazon.
Combine all of the Hoi Sin sauce ingredients in a jug and set aside.
Mist a wok with low calorie cooking spray and heat. When the wok is hot add in the onions & mushrooms. Fry until the onion begins to colour.
Add in the chicken and drizzle a 1/4 of the sauce into the pan. Make sure all the chicken is coated and continue to cook until the chicken is coloured.
Add the rest of the sauce, carrots, broccoli, and red pepper. Turn down the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes until the carrots soften. Check the chicken, it should be cooked.
Before serving stir through the spring onion and enjoy!
What could I serve with this Hoi Sin Chicken?
We think that this Hoi Sin Chicken works really well with rice or as part of a meal with the following starter, accompaniment and drink:
How do you know when this Hoi Sin Chicken is cooked?
Cook this Hoi Sin Chicken for around 15 minutes or until the carrots have softened and the chicken is cooked.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep this Hoi Sin Chicken in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Hoi Sin Chicken in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze this Hoi Sin Chicken?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat this Hoi Sin Chicken?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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Hoi Sin Chicken
- KCals 274
- Carbs 16G
- 2 Green
- 2 Blue
- 2 Purple
Hoi Sin Sauce
- 60 ml soy sauce
- 1.5 tbsp PB2 powdered peanut butter
- 1.5 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp granulated sweetener or other granulated sweetener
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 1 tsp miso paste
For the Stir Fry
- 3 chicken breasts diced
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 carrots chopped into batons
- 1 head broccoli chopped into florets
- 1 red pepper sliced
- 6 mushrooms quartered
- 4 spring onions shredded
- low calorie cooking spray
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- Combine all of the Hoi Sin sauce ingredients in a jug and set aside
- Mist a wok with low calorie cooking spray and heat. When the wok is hot add in the onions & mushrooms. Fry until the onion begins to colour
- Add in the chicken and drizzle a 1/4 of the sauce into the pan. Make sure all the chicken is coated and continue to cook until the chicken is coloured
- Add the rest of the sauce, carrots, broccoli, and red pepper. Turn down the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes until the carrots soften. Check the chicken, it should be cooked.
- Before serving stir through the spring onion and enjoy!
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