A stir fry with chicken breast, veggies, and cashews, all tossed in a savory and spicy sauce.
1tablespoonvegetable or olive oildivided use
1 1/4lbs boneless skinless chicken breastcut into 1 inch pieces
2cupsof broccoli florets
1red bell pepperseeded, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
1yellow onionfinely chopped
2teaspoonsminced fresh ginger
2teaspoonschili garlic sauceor more to taste (available in the Asian food aisle)
2tablespoonssliced green onions
1/3cuptoasted cashews or almonds
salt and pepper to taste
Optional: cooked brown rice for serving
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened and lightly browned.
Add the broccoli and 1 tablespoon of water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is tender, approximately 3 minutes.
Add the bell pepper and ginger and cook for 2 minutes more, or until peppers are just softened.
Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste, then transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm.
Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is browned and cooked through. Add the vegetables back to the pan.
While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce.
In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, honey, and chili garlic sauce. In another small bowl, add the cornstarch along with 2 teaspoons of cold water, whisk to combine.
Add the cornstarch mixture to the soy sauce mixture and stir until thoroughly combined
Pour the sauce into the pan with the chicken and vegetables and turn up the heat to high. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook for 30 seconds or until just thickened.
Sprinkle the cashews and green onions over the top and serve, with brown rice if desired.
Spicy Chicken Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Total Carbohydrates 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.