Spicy Chicken & Mushrooms

This recipe is for those who prefer a little heat in their main dish. Garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes add an interesting combination of flavors to this 30-minute recipe.

Spicy Chicken & Mushrooms
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 cups cooked rice (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oil in a medium-size skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger to pan; cook 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms, scallions, red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper; cook 3 minutes, stirring often.

2. Reduce heat to medium. Add chicken to pan and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until cooked through.

3. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar and cilantro; cook 2 minutes. Serve with rice, if desired.

4. Chicken recipes adapted from Not Your Mothers Weeknight Cooking, by Beth Hensperger. Copyright ©2008, used by permission of the Harvard Common Press.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 176, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 66, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 4, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 28, sodium (mg): 516, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.