Oven Baked Sesame-Ginger Chicken

This yummy dish is a must-have on your weekly meal planner. I’m serving it over steamed cabbage to savor every bit of the sweet Asian glaze. It’s so tasty this way and is fiber-rich. Or, you could serve it over cauliflower rice or brown rice. Each skinny serving has just 193 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 2 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 3 Green. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for Chicken:

4 (4 ounces each) chicken breast, boneless, skinless

1 cup regular onions (yellow), chopped

¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, see shopping tips

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2-3 packets Truvia, Stevia or Splenda (sugar substitute), to taste or you could use 1 tablespoon hiney

1 tablespoon ginger, from a jar, see shopping tips

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour

Ingredients for Serving:

1 bag shredded cabbage (~5 cups)

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons scallions, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 9 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Place chicken in dish. Sprinkle onions all over. Combine soy sauce and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); pour over chicken.

3. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes. Check for doneness.

4. Pour sauce in a small pot. In a small dish, mix the cornstarch with a little water to dissolve. If using flour, not necessary. Whisk it into the sauce. Bring heat up to a boil, turn down to low and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens a bit. Pour sauce over chicken.

5. Add cabbage to a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until soft.

6. To serve: Divide cabbage among 4 plates. Add 1 breast and spoon sauce over the top of chicken and cabbage. Sprinkle the top of each serving with ½ teaspoon sesame seeds and sliced scallions.

Makes 4 servings (each serving, 1 chicken breast, and sauce)

Shopping Tips

Hoisin sauce can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket.

Ginger (in a jar) is a terrific product and can be found in the produce section of the supermarket. Store the jar in the refrigerator.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 3-Green 

SKINNY FACTS: 1 serving (4 oz of chicken, sauce, and cabbage)
193 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat. fat, 55mg chol, 26g prot, 19g carbs, 3g fiber, 723mg sod, 4g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
42 calories, 0g sat. fat, 1g protein, 4g sugar

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