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Healthified Spicy Cashew Chicken

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33% less total fat • 71% less sodium than the original recipe. Who needs to go out? This restaurant-style dish is ready in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons bottled oyster sauce
1
tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1/3
cup water
1
tablespoon canola oil
2
medium red and/or green sweet peppers, cut into bite-size strips
1
medium onion, sliced
3
cups coarsely shredded bok choy or napa cabbage
2
to 4 fresh red hot chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1
clove garlic, minced
12
ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips
2
cups hot cooked brown rice
1/4
cup lightly salted roasted cashews, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • 1 For sauce: In a small bowl, stir together oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Stir in the water. Set aside.
  • 2 In a large wok or very large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet peppers and onion; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add bok choy, chile peppers, and garlic; stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes more or until peppers and onion are crisp-tender. Remove vegetable mixture from wok and set aside.
  • 3 Add chicken to wok. Stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Push chicken to side of wok. Stir sauce; add to wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return vegetable mixture to wok. Cook and stir for 1 minute more or until heated through. Serve over rice and sprinkle with cashews.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 80
  • Fat Reduced By 5g
  • Sodium Reduced By 1060mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
110%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 2 tablespoons bottled oyster sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 cups coarsely shredded bok choy or napa cabbage 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size strips 2 teaspoons cornstarch
3 cups hot cooked rice 1/3 cup water
1/4 cup roasted cashews, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon canola oil
3 cups coarsely shredded bok choy or napa cabbage
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips
2 cups hot cooked brown rice
1/4 cup lightly salted roasted cashews, coarsely chopped
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
430 (before)
350 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
70 mg (before)
50 mg (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
4 g (before)
5 g (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
2 g (before)
1 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
1500 mg (before)
440 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
15 g (before)
10 g (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/25/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
110%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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