Cashew Chicken

Prep Time

7 min

Cook Time

1 hour

Servings

6

This dish is a great source of protein and is low in sodium.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, sliced, drained
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped (about 2)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
  • 3 cups brown rice, hot cooked

Directions

Step 1

Combine chicken strips, orange juice, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch in a medium bowl; cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cashews; cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Remove from pan; set aside. Add chicken mixture to pan. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add water chestnuts and next 3 ingredients; cook 5 minutes.

Step 3

Combine broth, soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch; add to chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in oranges. Spoon chicken mixture over rice, and sprinkle with cashews. Serve immediately.


Nutritional Information

Calories 311
Fat 5.3 g
Saturated fat 0.9 g
Protein 22.4 g
Carbs 42.8 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Sodium 275 mg


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