Sesame Ginger Chicken with P.F. Changs Sesame Sauce

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by P.F. Changs Home Menu. This recipe is an original creation by Cryssie Addis with P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu Sesame Sauce. All opinions and reviews are my own. 

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Appetizer – Edamame and Himalayan Pink Salt sprinkled on top

Ingredients:

Edamame has some awesome health benefits, and that’s why I chose this appetizer for my hubby to eat while he waited on a delicious dinner to be completed!! It has protein, fiber, various amino acids and low levels of healthy fat. It is a great source of various minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc!

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Main Dish: Sesame Ginger Chicken with P.F. Changs Sesame Sauce

Ingredients:

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  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2  cups of fresh kale
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 3/4 cup P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu Sesame Sauce
  • Almonds

Directions:

Heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with garlic powder, two teaspoons of ginger powder, Himalayan salt and pepper; add to skillet and cook until no longer pink, approximately 4 minutes. Transfer to a clean bowl.

Stir in kale, green beans, broccoli, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms and onions to skillet. Cook uncovered and cook over medium heat for approximately four minutes. Add in one teaspoon of ginger powder, crushed red pepper, cinnamon, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, almonds  and continue to cook uncovered until almonds are toasted, cook and stir approximately five minutes.

Add chicken back to skillet with the remaining teaspoon of Avocado Oil. Add P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu Sesame Sauce and cook until sauce is thickened and bubbling, continue to stir about 1 minute.

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Serve and enjoy!

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Hubby and I really enjoyed this dish! It was delicious and we felt great afterwards. It is important to me that we eat clean and feel great after meals. This meal did not disappoint! Ginger is great for the digestive system and that is why I chose to create a ginger dish! (Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist or doctor)

I hope you enjoy this meal! Feel free to tag me or send me pictures if you decide to make this recipe! cryssie@hersoulpurpose.org

 

 

 

Fall Borscht

One of the best things about cooler weather is, HELLOOOO, FOOD! I love slow cooker meals and this Fall Borscht will not disappoint! This specific Borscht has so many anti-inflammatory ingredients that are GREAT for PCOS and of course some amazing super foods for fertility! If you decide to try this recipe, please email me a pic and your review to cryssie@cryssieaddis.org!

*Disclaimer – I am not a doctor or certified nutritionist…..this information is based on what has helped me personally with PCOS and infertility.*

Ingredients:

3 cups of shredded or hand-torn cabbage (Cabbage has vitamin C, calcium and is also rich in dietary fiber and will fill you up quicker. Cabbage is also an anti-inflammatory super food.)

4 beets – (Beets are a great source of antioxidant resveratrol thought to help combat against age related infertility. They are also rich in nitrates well known to improve blood flow. The deep red color of beets is also their super power. This pigment has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.)

2 potatoes

1 tomato diced (Lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their color, could increase sperm count by 70 percent. Tomatoes are rich in a carotenoid called lycopene, which can help fight PCOS heart disease and cancer.)

1 onion chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced (Women who have PCOS frequently have elevated blood levels of glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides, these are indicators of increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Raw garlic is effective in reducing glucose (blood sugar), and the blood fats cholesterol and triglycerides, which makes garlic GREAT for PCOS and heart health! Not to mention, a clove of fresh, raw garlic every day before ovulation increases your chance to conceive – FYI on that one.)

2 cups of beef broth

1 can 6-ounce tomato paste

1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed (Dill weed helps regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle and can help reduce cramps.)

1 tablespoon dried parsley

1 bay leaf (In addition to many antioxidants in bay leaf, it contains bioactive compounds that improve insulin sensitivity, which is a huge help for PCOS patients. Bay leaf is also an anti-inflammatory spice!)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (Ground cumin is an anti-inflammatory spice.)

1/2 teaspoon thyme (Thyme suppress the COX-2 enzyme in our bodies, which is a huge culprit of inflammation and pain. Thyme also promotes fertility in both men and women.)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika (Paprika contains vitamin A,E, K and C. It’s also an anti-inflammatory super spice.)

Directions:

  • Place beets, potatoes, diced tomatoes, onions and garlic in slow cooker.
  • Whisk together beef broth, tomato paste, dried dill weed, dried parsley, bay leaf, salt and pepper, chili powder, ground cumin, thyme, garlic powder and paprika.
  • Pour mixture over veggies in slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 1/2 hours or 4 hours on high.
  • Set heat to high, then stir in the shredded cabbage. Cover and continue cooking until the cabbage is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  • Serve and enjoy!

**PCOS Diva, Parenting.com, PCOS.com**