PointsPlus Stir-Fried Chicken with Broccoli, Red Peppers, and Cashews Recipe

PointsPlus Stir-Fried Chicken with Broccoli, Red Peppers, and Cashews Recipe
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Stir-Fried Chicken with Broccoli, Red Peppers, and Cashews
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Stir-Fried Chicken with Broccoli, Red Peppers, and Cashews

Turn this chicken stir fry into a complete and healthy protein-packed meal with a little bit of brown or wild rice on the side. Crisp-tender broccoli and chopped cashews lend a distinctive crunch to this fried chicken recipe.

Ready in
24 m
4
Servings
281
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped ginger root
  • 3 medium-sized cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 20 roasted unsalted cashews, chopped roughly

Directions

Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil, ½ teaspoon of the sesame oil, ginger, and garlic and cook for 15 seconds. Add the chicken and stir-fry until starting to brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove to a plate.

Add the remaining vegetable oil, sweet red pepper, and broccoli to the same skillet and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet, pour in the soy sauce and cook until the chicken is cooked through, stirring, about 2 more minutes. Toss with the remaining sesame oil. Top with the cashews and serve.

Fried Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Fried Chicken Cooking Tip

Wash everything that chicken touches with soap and hot water.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Protein
31g
61%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
126µg
14%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin B6
1mg
60%
Vitamin C
86mg
100%
Vitamin D
1IU
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
8µg
9%
Calcium
38mg
4%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
61µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
61µg
15%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
96mg
24%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
59%
Phosphorus
381mg
54%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
723mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.9%
Zinc
2mg
13%