Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas

7 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 11 Comments

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when the husbands away I get to play! In the kitchen that is. :)

I whipped this fun dish up with the intention of “testing” the 5 year old. I really wanted to see how he would react to a veggie filled, fruit flavored chicken based one pot dish–something that I LOVE. The husband? Not so much.

Well I’m happy to say he passed! Just look at him! (and OMG how BIG is he?!?)

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice  - eating

I’ll let his plate speak for itself.

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice - finished

As you can see, the ONLY think he didn’t like was the cooked mango. He has always LOVED it raw-just watch this video from 2008–but I think it was too soft for him cooked. By far, the chicken was his favorite (he had seconds!) And he said multiple times that he “loved” the rice. Totally a WIN in mommy’s book! :)

Here’s what I did… Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 large portobello mushroom cap chopped
  • 12 oz of raw chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks (165g)
  • 1 inch of ginger root frozen
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of water + 1/2 cup water
  • 3-4 medium carrots cut into sticks
  • About 1 and 1/2 cup sugar snap peas

Heat the oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and mushroom, sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt and cook until browning.

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice  step1a

Add the chicken and brown.

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice

Stir in the frozen mango.

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice - step 2

Grate the frozen ginger into the pan.

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice  - step 3

Mix the 2 tbsp of flour with 1/2 cup of water. Add it to the pan.

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice  - step 4

Keep the other 1/2 cup water near the skillet and add of it thickens too fast or too much.

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice - step 5

Stir in the carrots and snow peas and add any remaining water.

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas over Brown Rice - step 6

Cover and continue to cook on medium for 5 minutes.

Uncover. Stir. Serve over brown rice!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
3 1/3 of the recipe NOT including the rice
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
270 5g 5g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
15g 1g 27g 30g

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    Krista S.

    February 11, 2011

    Looks great, Roni! And Ryan is growing up SO stinkin' fast! He looks so much like your hubby, only lighter hair. Reply

    PJ

    February 11, 2011

    This looks amazing. Can't wait to try it. Just wait until Evan arrives and Ryan will seem even BIGGER! On another note, if you need to try WW after the baby, I think you will like Points+. I am a WW veteran since back in the exchange days. For the first time in my life I feel like this plan is liveable and is something that I can make a lifestyle. You already have that figured out with the old plan but maybe I am a slow learner? :O) Reply

    Leanne

    February 11, 2011

    That looks AWESOME!! I can't wait to try it -- minus the carrots, just don't like 'em cooked but some extra mushrooms or onions would be a good sub. :) Reply

    Kim

    February 11, 2011

    Yum! It looks delish! Can't wait to try it! Reply

    Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf

    February 11, 2011

    That looks REALLY good! I'm going to have to try that soon! I might add a teensy bit of red pepper flake or sriracha sauce, simply because my husband lives for spice, and I do like the sweet-n-spicy combo. :) Reply

    roni

    February 11, 2011

    I TOTALLY agree... great addition. I purposely kept it on the mild side for little guy but this can be taken to the sweet and spicy max! Mango, ginger and pepper flakes makes an awesome combo! Reply

    Eileen

    February 11, 2011

    geez...I should have invited myself over for dinner! This looks delicious! My dad and I used to make a TON of different stir-frys, but only when my mom wasn't home (cause she hated the smell of the curry we'd always mixed in). I think this will be dinner tomorrow... Reply

    Mel

    February 11, 2011

    looks great! I love to play in the kitchen when Dan is away too! I can eat all of the things he hates or wont try! Reply

    Jackie Lynch

    February 17, 2011

    This meal looks very filling, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Reply

    Tami Mathers

    June 1, 2012

    I stumbled across your website & I'm impressed! Lots of variety & creativeness & it's nice to see not so many chicken recipes. Just one tiny little question though, how come you don't include how much salt is in each recipe with the nutritional info? It'd be great if you could. Thanks Reply

    roni

    June 1, 2012

    Honestly Tami I don't feel comfortable providing the salt content. I rarely measure salt when I use it and just list "Kosher Salt" in the ingredients. Sorry I can't be more of a help but thanks for the feedback! Reply