5-Spice Chicken in a Bowl

The unique use of spices in the broth combined with the chicken gives you a great combination of flavors in this easy-to-prepare addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Chop onion and garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health-promoting benefits.
  2. Healthy Sauté onion in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute. Add chicken broth, ginger, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, fennel seeds, and shiitake mushrooms. Turn heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. While broth is simmering, cut ends off beans and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  4. Strain broth mixture (saving shiitake mushrooms) and put liquid back into pan. Bring to a boil, add chicken pieces and green beans, and cook on medium heat for 7-10 minutes. You may need to skim the surface a little while chicken pieces are cooking. Slice shiitake mushrooms and add to chicken and broth. Add scallion as well as salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 4

Serve with brown rice. For optimum flavor and nutrition serve with:

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