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Braised Paprika Chicken

braised paprika chickenSweet Hungarian paprika gives this creamy braised chicken the best flavor. You may vary the recipe by using well-trimmed, cubed veal shoulder instead of chicken and mushrooms instead of peppers.

Served with one of these:

  • Brown rice (1/2 cup) (109 calories)
  • Whole-wheat egg noodles (1/2 cup) (90 calories)

With a choice of either:

Hawaiian Ginger-Chicken Stew

hawaiian ginger chicken stewThis chicken stew has a bold ginger-flavored broth and provides a whole serving of dark leafy greens in each bowl.

Served with either:

  • Quinoa (1/2 cup) (111 calories)
  • Brown rice (1/2 cup) (109 calories)

Topped off with one of these:

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

lemon chicken stir frySpiked with lots of lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of fiber-packed snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini.

Served with one of these:

  • Brown rice (3/4 cup) (164 calories)
  • Whole-wheat spaghetti (3/4 cup) (131 calories)

Topped off with either:

Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

japanese chicken scallion rice bowlHere's the quintessence of Japanese home cooking: an aromatic, protein-rich broth served over rice. While it's traditional to use white rice, upgrading to brown gives the dish an extra punch of slow-digesting, satisfying fiber. Mirin is a low-alcohol rice wine essential to Japanese cooking. Look for it in the Asian section of the supermarket.

Accompanied by one of these:

Served with either:

Finishing with one of these:

  • Pineapple chunks (1/2 cup) (41 calories)
  • Sliced strawberries (1/2 cup) (27 calories)

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