Thai Chicken & Cashew Stir Fry

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  • 2 tablespoons Peanut or canola oil, divided
  • 1 lb Boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 Scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 small Fresh red chiles, thinly sliced
  • 2 Cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 large Zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups Broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons Fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Molasses
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • ½ cup Toasted cashews
  • ¼ cup Fresh basil, preferably Thai

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large, flat-bottom, carbon-steel wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

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Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, scallions and chiles (if using); cook, stirring, until the scallions start to soften, about 30 seconds. Add garlic, broccoli and zucchini and cook, stirring, until the broccoli and zucchini is just tender, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk fish sauce, lime juice, molasses and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir the sauce and the chicken (along with any accumulated juice) into the pan; cook, gently stirring, until the sauce is bubbling and thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in cashews and basil.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296.06
Calories From Fat (42%) 124.02
Calories From Protein (42%) 125.64
Calories From Carbs (16%) 46.40
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14.28g 22%
Saturated Fat 2.59g 13%
Monounsaturated Fat 6.66g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.59g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.03g
Cholesterol 65.77mg 22%
Sodium 326.39mg 14%
Potassium 666.83mg 19%
Carbohydrates 12.40g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.17g 9%
Sugar 4.10g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 10.23g
Protein 30.42g 61%
Vitamin A 623.42IU 12%
Vitamin C 47.09mg 78%
Calcium 61.08mg 6%
Iron 2.46mg 14%
Vitamin E 1.62IU 16%
Thiamin 0.18mg 12%
Riboflavin 0.20mg 12%
Niacin 13.40mg 67%
Vitamin B6 0.86mg 43%
Folate 48.89µg 12%
Vitamin B12 0.45µg 7%
Pantothenic Acid 1.38mg 14%
Phosphorus 341.76mg 34%
Magnesium 98.90mg 25%
Zinc 1.96mg 13%
Copper 0.39mg 19%
Manganese 0.49mg 25%
Selenium 25.02µg 36%
Alcohol 0.00g
Caffeine 0.00mg
Water 158.08g

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