Spicy Lemon Chicken with Cashews

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 286.6
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.0 mg
  • Sodium: 461.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 30.1 g

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Wine Note: Serve with a crisp California Sauvignon Blanc Wine Note: Serve with a crisp California Sauvignon Blanc
Number of Servings: 4


    1/8 tsp ginger
    1 Tbsp minced garlic
    2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
    2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
    2 Tbsp 99% fat free chicken broth
    1 1/2 Tbsp splenda
    3 Tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp lemon zest
    1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 1/2 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp cold water
    1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
    1/2 cup dry roasted cashews
    1/2 Tbsp olive oil
    1/2 Tbsp vegetable broth
    1 tsp sesame oil
    2 medium bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
    1 cup snap peas


Make the Sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients except the dissolved cornstarch in a small bowl; then stir in the dissolved cornstarch.

Stir-Fry: Slice the chicken across the grain into 1/4" strips. Transfer to a bowl and toss with cornstarch.

Heat a large wok. Add cashews and toss over high heat until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes; transfer nuts to a bowl.

Heat the olive oil and 1/2 tsp sesame oil in the wok. Add the chicken, spreading the strips in a single layer, and stir-fry over high heat until golden and just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken to the cashews in the bowl.

Heat remaining sesame oil in the wok. Add the bell peppers and stir-fry over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the snow peas and stir-fry until vegetables are tender crisp, about 2 minutes. Return the chicken and nuts to the wok. Stir the sauce and then add it to the wok. Stir-fry until the sauce is clear, about 2 minutes. Serve over rice.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLJGEMINI75.