Chicken Hekka with Noodles

Makes 8 servings.


1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
½ cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
¾ cup soy sauce
¾ cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3 carrots, julienned
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 (14 ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup trimmed and coarsely chopped watercress
1 (8 ounce) package rice noodles, soaked and cut into 2 inch pieces


1. Cut chicken meat into bite size pieces. In a medium bowl combine the SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, soy sauce, and mirin wine. Mix well, and set aside.
2. In a skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Squeeze juice from grated ginger into wok, add grated ginger, and stir fry until brown.
3. Discard ginger fibers. Increase heat to high, and stir in chicken. Season with soy sauce mixture, and cook for 2 more minutes.
4. One at a time add the carrots, onions, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and watercress. Stir after each addition. Add rice noodles; cook, stirring, for about 3 more minutes, or until done.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories: 330
Calories from Fat: 50
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Sodium: 1480mg
Total Carbs: 40g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 22g

Additional comments:

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