Thai Chicken with Cashews

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 307.7
  • Total Fat: 19.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,223.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 9.6 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 bunch scallions

    1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

    ½ tsp. salt

    ¼ tsp. pepper

    3 tbsp. vegetable oil

    1 red bell pepper, chopped

    4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

    1 ½ tbsp. finely chopped peeled fresh ginger (or 1 ½ tsp. dried)

    ¼ tsp. roasted red pepper flakes

    ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

    1 ½ tbsp. soy sauce

    1 ½ tsp. cornstarch

    1 tsp. sugar

    ½ cup salted roasted whole cashews

    cooked white or brown rice for serving


Chop scallions, separating white and green parts. Pat chicken dry, then cut into ¾ -inch pieces and toss with salt and pepper. Heat a wok or 12-inch heavy skillet (not nonstick) over moderately high heat until a drop of water evaporates immediately. Add oil, swirling to coat, then stir-fry chicken until golden in places and just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon. Add bell pepper, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and scallion whites to wok and stir-fry until peppers are just tender, 5 to 6 minutes.

Stir together broth, soy sauce, cornstarch and sugar, then stir the mixture into the vegetables in the wok. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cashews, scallion greens and chicken along with any juices accumulated on plate. Serve with rice.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEGABEAN002.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    I'd make it again - 5/29/11

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    A nice change from getting carryout chinese where you are unsure of the calories. Cutting and chopping is what takes time, easy preparation. I would make again... - 3/13/11

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    is the calories with or without the rice - 6/8/09

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    I made this tonight, and it was delicious! I added a whole cup of cashews, just because I loved cashews, and I served it with the rice. My whole family loved it! It was very light but not in a way that left you hungry. Definitely a keeper! - 1/17/09