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Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Quick and easy dinner packed with fruits and vegetables! Serve over brown rice for a more filling and complete meal. You can swap in pork tenderloin for chicken if you want to mix it up.

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Ingredients:
1 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup orange juice
3 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp grated fresh peeled ginger
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 (8oz) cans pineapple chunks in juice, drained
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
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Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A fresh homemade take on a classic chinese dish. Wrap up the lettuce leaves with a little rice for a more filling meal. 

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Ingredients:
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
2 scallions, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 lb) cubed into 1/2-inch pieces
black pepper, to taste
1 (8-oz) can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup bottled hoisin sauce
1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp rice vinegar (not seasoned)
1/2 cup pine nuts
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Chicken Chow Mein

A healthy take on a classic Chinese dish. Make this quick & easy dish at home instead of picking up dinner to-go tonight!

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Ingredients:
5 oz medium egg noodles
sesame oil, for drizzling
11 oz skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
1 tsp five-spice powder
1 tsp chile sauce (optional)
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp peanut oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely sliced
5 oz bean sprouts
1 large bunch green onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 Tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
freshly ground black pepper

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Mongolian Beef

Instead of getting take-out chinese tonight, try this quick and easy homemade mongolian beef! Ready in about 20 minutes, this may be even faster than waiting for take out! Serve over brown rice or wide egg noodles to soak up any extra sauce. 

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Ingredients:
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp dry sherry
2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp chile paste with garlic
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp peanut oil
1 Tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger
1 Tbsp minced peeled fresh garlic
1 pound sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
16 medium green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces

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Beef & Broccoli

A “healthified” version of a Chinese restaurant favorite – beef & broccoli. Typically smothered in a sweet and heavy sauce, this “healthified” version uses fresh veggies, lean beef, brown rice, and a light delicious sauce to create a satisfying meal at home.

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Ingredients:
brown rice
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
12 oz sirloin steak, thinly sliced
1 tsp canola oil
2 cups broccoli florets
3/4 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup water
2 tsp dark sesame oil
1/3 cup sliced green onions (optional)

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