Chicken, Cashews, Red Pepper and Scallion Stir Fry
45 mins (prep 30, cooking 15)
24 ingredients
4 servings
This has by far become my favorite stir fry dish. It is a mix of my girl friends favorite chicken stir fry, my favorite technique and sauce for stir fry; and this is the final result. Basically, a 4 ingredient dish with a simple sauce, stir fried and served over rice with a crunch. Yes, chopped water chestnuts make this rice a great compliment. Now, for dinner, I serve some Napa cabbage, rough chopped and tossed with shredded carrots and shallots, topped with an Asian, or toasted sesame seed dressing for a perfect side. Now you can make your own dressing, but there are so many store bought dressings available these days which are pretty good. It is such a quick easy dish for a week night dinner. And ... If you're in the mood, a few spring rolls, egg rolls or an miso or egg drop soup would make a nice starter course. A couple of notes. Don't skip of any of the steps, it is what makes the dish work so well. Also ... add the water chestnuts to the rice, it really makes the dish. And the sesame oil gives it the stir fry flavor. Don't skip these ingredients.

Categories:  technique , <-60-mins , stir-fry , poultry , low-sat.-fat , low-in... , chinese , time-to-make , asian , chicken , weeknight , easy , main-dish , meat , healthy ,
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Serving Size (281.05 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 865.49 Calories from Fat 158.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.64g 108.56%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 59.99%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 19.82mg 26.42%
Sodium 759.66mg 126.61%
Total Carbohydrate 153.47g 204.63%
Dietary Fiber 7.36 g 117.73%
Sugars 3.36 g %
Protein 22.69g 181.53%
Vitamin A 304.62IU% Vitamin C 5.56mg%
Calcium 89.45mg% Iron 4.46mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg, boneless skinless chicken, unsalted, whole cashews, sherry wine, small red pepper, diced, crushed red pepper flakes, water chestnuts