Healthified Cashew Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

Looking for an easy Healthified Cashew Chicken and Broccoli recipe? Learn how to make Healthified Cashew Chicken and Broccoli using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cumin

Makes 4 servings



55% less sat fat ? 52% less fat ? 21% fewer calories than the original recipe?see the comparison. It's not nutty to serve chicken with cashews. We cut the fat in this dish by using half the cashews. Brown rice and more veggies raised the fiber to new heights. From eatbetteramerica.

Recipe Ingredients for Healthified Cashew Chicken and Broccoli

2 teaspoons canola oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/8 teaspoon ginger
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups frozen sugar snap peas
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
3 cups cooked brown rice
1/4 cup salted cashew pieces

Recipe Directions for Healthified Cashew Chicken and Broccoli

  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and gingerroot; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken begins to brown.

  2. Add broccoli, 1/2 cup of the broth and the pepper flakes. Cover; cook over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring once. Add peas; cook 2 to 4 minutes longer, stirring once, until vegetables are crisp-tender.

  3. In small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup broth, the soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch and sugar; stir into chicken mixture. Add onions; cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickened and bubbly. Serve over rice; sprinkle with cashews.

  4. makes:4 servings

  5. prep time:30 min start to finish:30 min

  6. makes:4 servings

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Saute

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 424.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
861
Calories from Fat
172
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.1g
29%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
762mg
32%
Potassium
994mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
121.2g
40%
Dietary Fiber
7.3g
29%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
48.9g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 98%
Calcium 11% Iron 33%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in vitamin C
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