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Skillet Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Skillet Chicken with Garlic Sauce
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 4
The secret is in the sauce (hint: you’re going to need a lot of garlic). You don’t however, need a wok to make this Chinese take-out staple at home. This easy garlic chicken comes together fast—and all in one pan.
Updated January 20, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias, whites and greens separated
  • 1 cup Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile garlic sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups cooked white rice

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and salt; cook 4 to 6 minutes without moving, until browned on first side. Stir; cook 1 to 3 minutes longer or until no longer pink in center. Using slotted spoon, transfer to medium bowl; set aside.
  • 2
    Add mushrooms, bell pepper and green onion whites to oil in skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes or until softened. Stir in broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, chile garlic sauce and garlic. Heat to simmering.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat rice vinegar and cornstarch with fork. Stir chicken and rice vinegar mixture into mixture in skillet. Return to simmering; cook 15 to 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until thickened. Serve over rice. Top with green onion greens.

Expert Tips

  • Short on time? Buy an 8-oz package of presliced mushrooms.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
1180mg
49%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
17g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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