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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!
5-Spice Chicken in a Bowl 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:


Nutritional Profile

5-Spice Chicken in a Bowl
491.18 g
(491.18 grams)
Calories: 249

NutrientDRI/DV


 protein68%

 copper56%







 fiber24%

 choline22%



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In order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which 5-Spice Chicken in a Bowl is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.

5-Spice Chicken in a Bowl
491.18 g
491.18 grams
Calories: 249

NutrientAmountDRI/DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin B315.91 mg997.2excellent
protein34.10 g684.9very good
copper0.50 mg564.0very good
selenium27.16 mcg493.6very good
phosphorus306.90 mg443.2good
pantothenic acid2.13 mg433.1good
vitamin B60.71 mg423.0good
vitamin K26.44 mcg292.1good
potassium892.93 mg261.8good
fiber5.98 g241.7good
choline95.23 mg221.6good
vitamin B120.53 mcg221.6good
vitamin B20.27 mg211.5good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for 5-Spice Chicken in a Bowl

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