Are you looking for a few healthiest Chinese foods recipes to add to your rotation? Look no further! In this post, we’ll share the top two healthiest Chinese food recipes. These recipes are packed with flavor and nutrients, and they’re perfect for any occasion. So, whether you’re looking for a weeknight dinner option or something special to serve at a party, these recipes will hit the spot. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Our Top 2 Healthiest Chinese Foods Recipes
1. BAKED GENERAL TSO CHICKEN
This dish is a healthier version of the traditionally deep-fried General Tso’s chicken. The chicken is baked instead of fried, and it’s served with a healthy dipping sauce.
– skinless, boneless chicken breasts
– all-purpose flour
– garlic powder
– black pepper
– canola oil or vegetable oil spray
For the dipping sauce:
– low sodium soy sauce OR Tamari soy sauce (gluten-free)
– rice vinegar OR white wine vinegar
– honey OR agave nectar
– sesame oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. In a large bowl, combine flour with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place half of the chicken pieces in the mixture to coat them well. Shake off excess flour from coated chicken pieces before placing it on a baking sheet sprayed lightly with oil or lined with parchment paper/aluminum foil for easy clean-up. Repeat the process with remaining coating ingredients. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) until cooked through (~20 minutes).
2. CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE
This health-conscious alternative to traditional fried rice makes a tasty meal on its own, or it can be served as an accompaniment with other dishes.
– cauliflower florets (about 400 grams) – cooked brown rice – scallions, chopped into small rounds – sesame oil
– soy sauce OR tamari soy sauce (gluten-free) – garlic powder – ginger powder
Instructions for the Sauce: Mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Instructions for Cauliflower Fried Rice: Cook the raw cauliflower by steaming it over boiling water until tender (~20 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before handling (~15 minutes). With your hands, break the cauliflower into small rice-sized pieces.
Heat a wok or frying pan on high heat and add oil to coat the surface of the wok/frying pan evenly. Add scallions to fry in sesame oil until lightly browned (~30 seconds). Add sauce mixture when scallions are almost finished cooking (note: if you use tamari soy sauce instead of regular soy sauce for this step, be sure that it has been mixed with water before adding it to avoid an overly salty dish). Stir well with the rest of the ingredients so that all ingredients come together evenly. Finally, add riced cauliflower and cook until hot throughout (~20 minutes), stirring occasionally during cooking time so as not to burn the cauliflower.
Tip: If you find that your dish is too dry, add a tablespoon or two of chicken broth or water to help moisten it.
Our top two healthiest Chinese foods recipes are the Baked General Tso Chicken and the Healthy Kung Pao Shrimp. Both of these dishes are packed with flavor, yet they’re also light enough to enjoy any time of day – not just at dinner! So, whether you’re looking for a weeknight dinner option or something special to serve at a party, these recipes will hit the spot. We hope that this post helped find your new favorite dish! As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or comments about what we’ve shared today.