Chef Peachy Seiden from the Health Smart Cooking School:
Bourbon Chicken with Mushrooms (serves 6)
4 small chicken breast, cubed ¼ cup bourbon
4 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped parsley
1 cup mushrooms, sliced 2 tbsp flour mixed with 2 tbsp water
¼ cider vinegar 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup brown sugar ½ cup chopped green onions
½ cup cashew nuts salt and pepper
1 cup parsnips, diced
1 onion, sliced
In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil. Add chicken and cook until brown.
Add onions and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add bourbon and vinegar and simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
Add mushrooms, sugar, thyme, parsley, cashews, salt and pepper. Sauté.
Add flour/water mixture to thicken sauce.
Toss in green onions. Serve hot
Nutrition Information per serving
307 Calories, 23 g Protein, 13 g Carbs, 1.3 g Fiber, 15.6 g Fat, 58 mg Cholesterol
Mushrooms Has extensive health benefits including anti-cancer properties. Excellent source of phytonutrients, B Vitamins, Iron, Copper, Zn, Selenium, Potassium and fiber.
Water chestnuts Besides low in calories and sodium, it’s high in Potassium, Riboflavin, Mg, Vit C and fiber. Comes from the bulb of a water plant.
Cashew nuts High in vitamins and minerals: Magnesium for formation of proteins and overall body energy; Copper and its healing properties; Iron for healthy blood , hair, skin and nails.
Good source of fiber.
Green onions Sodium, fat and cholesterol-free. Low in calories but high in Vit C, and rich in anti-oxidants. Just like onions, it has numerous medicinal uses and benefits.