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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chicken- Cashew Stir Fry

Since finishing my P90X diet and workout program, I've been on the lookout for healthy and delicious recipes that will help me stay feeling fit. This recipe was perfect. Not too heavy, but big on flavor, it's now going to be a regular in my menu rotation. Moist, flavorful chicken, crunchy peas and peppers and one of my favorites--cashews. We love spicy foods around here but if you don't you can tone down or omit the red pepper for a milder dish.

Chicken-Cashew Stir Fry
Cooking Light Magazine

1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons oyster sauce (such as Kame)
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons rice or white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil, divided
1 cup chopped green onions, divided
1 small onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 cup (3 x 1/4-inch) julienne-cut red bell pepper
1/2 cup diagonally sliced carrot
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup snow peas
1 pound skinned, boned chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup canned pineapple chunks in juice, drained
1/3 cup cashews
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
6 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a stir-fry pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup green onions and onion wedges; stir-fry 1 minute. Add bell pepper and carrot; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and peas; stir-fry 2 minutes. Remove vegetable mixture from pan. Keep warm.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 5 minutes. Add broth mixture, vegetable mixture, pineapple, cashews, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until thick. Stir in 1/2 cup green onions. Serve with rice. Serves 6.

Posted by: Sallie

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