Good calorie free/low cal sauce for chicken stir fry?

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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I've been bringing baked chicken for lunch and no matter what I do I can't get it to taste good. I've tried spices, frank's red hot, etc. Does anyone know of a good calorie free or very low cal sauce that I can put on my chicken to make it taste halfway decent?

    Normally I bake the chicken and then cut it up afterwards, but I'm thinking about pan frying it for a bit, then cutting it into cubes, and then returning it to the pan. The only problem is that it takes a lot longer to pan fry because I have to hover over it rather than baking where I can just leave it in there for 45 minutes and be done with it.

    Any ideas are really appreciated
     
  2. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    This is why I end up not eating chicken all that much :dunno:

    Try looking for a chicken satay recipe. The sauce is delicious and tastes like peanut butter so it might be possible to make a tasty healthy one
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    honey
    applesauce
    ginger sauce
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    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    Buy some of the low-cal kraft salad dressings and use it as a marinade or pour it on your cooked chicken. I personally prefer to eat chicken with mustard though :o Maybe stuff it with something.
     
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    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    Dude hit up the marinade section of the grocery store. I have 4 that I cycle through and they never get old.

    I also put it on hamburger patties.

    There are a lot of sensible ones. People get worried about the calories in a marinade, but honestly most of it is falling right into the grill.
     
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    I know one but you would have to go to like an asian store and get the stuff. Very easy to make, it can sit at room temperature, and lasts forever.

    2 parts Mirin (asian sweet cooking wine)
    1 part Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce

    Reduce at medium high heat by 1/3.

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  8. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I picked up a couple Lawry's marinades today that are lower in cals. I cook them in a pan on the stove since I don't have a grill :hs: so most of the sauce remains on the chicken.
     
  9. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I ended up picking up a few Lawry's marinades, salsa, hot sauce, soy sauce, and the stars of the show: Walden Farms honey mustard dressing, chocolate syrup, and barbeque sauce. The Walden Farms stuff is all calorie free :eek:
     
  10. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Yeah honey mustard or BBQ sauce are FTW but a little high in calories. I just recently starting buying marinades and :bowdown:. I have like 3-4 that I use and chicken is never getting old. :)
     
  11. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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  12. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Kikoman makes an awesome stir fry sauce. I haven't looked at the calories though.
     
  13. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    KC Masterpiece honey terryake [sp?] and sesame seed :bowdown:
    Same brand cajun

    Those are the only two I have left right now, time to get some more.
     
  14. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    unless you are eating some creamy sauce does it really matter? throw some soy sauce on there and have at it!
     
  15. girlygirl18t

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    Love lawry's marinades

    lemon and or lime juice with some evoo grilled

    I have a grill stir fry basket that I use almost everyday. I throw some veggies in a ziplock with some evoo and garlic powder (not garlic salt) perfect.

    Here are some tasty, and healthy, marinating solutions to add around-the-world flavors to meats, vegetables and fruits:
    Asian - 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 Tbsp rice wine, 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, garlic and/or ginger to taste. (Try on chicken, fish, asparagus, broccoli, or sliced peaches or pineapple).
    Middle Eastern - 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt, 1 tsp lemon zest, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 4 Tbsp fresh mint (chopped), 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, red pepper to taste. (Traditional favorite with lamb, also good on roasted potatoes).
    Mediterranean - 1/2 cup red wine, 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp olive oil, garlic and/or basil to taste. (Good with seafood of any type; soaked and sauteed Belgian endive or mushrooms, grilled pear or pineapple slices).
    Caribbean - 1/3 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup honey, 2 tsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, red pepper flakes to taste. (Traditional soak for pork; try on roasted carrots and sweet bell peppers, wonderful on grilled apple or apricot slices).
    French - 1/3 cup white wine vinegar, 2 tsp olive oil, 2 garlic cloves (minced), 2 tsp fennel seed (crushed), optional - 1/3 cup Pernod liquor. (Good with game hens and shrimp; brush onto grilled onions and summer squash, interesting with grilled apple and pear slices).
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