Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken


Makes 4 servings


10 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1X1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon dry white wine
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
6 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 red or green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 can (6 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce (optional)
2 cups hot cooked white rice
1/4 cup cashews, toasted


  1. Place chicken in large resealable food storage bag. Blend cornstarch, wine, soy sauce and garlic powder in small bowl until smooth. Pour over chicken pieces. Seal bag; turn to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour. Drain chicken; discard marinade.
  2. Heat oil in wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions; stir-fry 1 minute. Add chicken; stir-fry 2 minutes or until browned. Add mushrooms, bell pepper and water chestnuts; stir-fry 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and chicken is cooked through. Stir in hoisin sauce; cook and stir 1 minute or until heated through.
  3. Serve chicken and vegetables over rice. Top servings evenly with cashews. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cup chicken and stir-fry mixture with 1/2 cup rice and 1 tablespoon cashews
Calories 274
Calories from Fat 23 %
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 18 g
Sodium 83 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1-1/2
Vegetable 1-1/2
Meat 2
Fat 1/2

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