Ginger Chicken

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Ginger Chicken Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes from Dr. Barry Sears’ book, A Week in the Zone. I’ve modified it with a bit of chicken broth and Bragg’s Amino Acids as most of the recipes in that book are fairly bland. This particular recipe is for one 4-block meal. Michael and I divide the batch and try to get the whole portion down for a 2-block meal, but it’s a lot of food. I just wanted to give you all an idea of what eating in the Zone is, and that you don’t have to be hungry when you diet. Here it is:

Ingredients for Ginger Chicken

  • 1  1/3 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 ounces boneless, skinless Chicken Breast cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets, washed
  • 1 ½ cups Snow Peas, washed
  • ¾ cup Yellow Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, grated
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth
  • Bragg’s Amino Acids to taste (For those of you who have never had this product, it tastes a lot like soy sauce.)

For dessert (yes, there’s more to complete this 4-Block meal!) you need a half-block of some other carb on your Zone list. For the lists I’ve posted, pick your particular blood type, choose a carbohydrate and have use half the volume which is listed after the item. Dr. Sears uses 1 cup Grapes for dessert for this meal (that would be ½ cup per person if the recipe is divided into two), but eating fruits after you eat your vegetables gives me (and a lot of people) a gut ache, so I’d choose some non-fruit carbohydrate item instead.  

Instructions for Making Ginger Chicken:

  • In a wok or large nonstick pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté, turning frequently, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, snow peas, onion, ginger (sometimes I add a bit more ginger because we like a little more spice) and 1/2 cup chicken broth.
  • Continue cooking, stirring often, until the chicken is done, water is reduced to a glaze, and vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • If the pan dries out during cooking, add water in tablespoon increments to keep moist.
  • Season with Bragg’s Amino Acids to taste.

Serve the ½ block of carbs for dessert.

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Dr. Denice Moffat is a practicing naturopath, medical intuitive, and veterinarian working on the family unit (which includes humans and animals) through her phone consultation practice established in 1993. She has a content-rich website at