Skinny Chef on NBC’s LX New York

In this segment, which aired live on Monday, January 25, 2010 on NBC’s LX New York At Five, I showcased two quick and healthy recipes with host Sara Gore.

Everyone always wonders what makes these chicken finger so crisp and special. I coat them with a mixture of cooked quinoa and whole-grain breadcrumbs. It’s a healthy twist that kids love and adults request. Quinoa, a seed from South America, can be found in health food stores and even in some national grocery chains. It is a cinch to cook and takes only 15 minutes on the stove top.

While Sara tended to the chicken, I tossed together a super-fast side dish that is the ideal match for chicken: garlic broccoli. Broccoli drenched in fresh lime and seasoned with garlic and ginger will be a hit for anyone who loves Chinese take-out. And to make this dish even faster for weeknight cooking, make the sauce ahead and store it in the fridge.

Recipes Covered In Segment

    Skinny Chef Jennifer Iserloh on NBC's LX New York
  • Broccoli with Garlic Sauce
    Most kids love Chinese take-out and will gladly eat broccoli. I make this for the “big kid” in my life – my husband. He hates veggies, but he coo-coo for Asian flavors that perk up this crisp tender, nutritional packed veg!
  • Quinoa Chicken Fingers
    Chicken fingers are always a hit for kids but grown-ups will love this version with the added nutrition that quinoa provides. I tested these out on my “big kid” (my husband) as well as my friend Chad’s seven year old son, Luke.

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