Chicken with bean thread and rice noodles

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Preparation time: 25 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.



Soak bean threads in warm water until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain and cut into small pieces; pat dry. Place oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add onion and soy sauce. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add chicken broth and bean threads and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, soak rice noodles in warm water just until soft, about 3 minutes. Drain. Add rice noodles, celery, carrots, and mushrooms to onion mixture. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until broth evaporates, about 5–8 minutes. Add chicken and pepper. Stir to combine. Serve warm.

Yield: about 12 cups. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 233, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 596 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 2 very lean meat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.