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Stir-Fried Chicken With Green Beans And Cashews


By Bobby Deen

When I order Chinese takeout for a quiet night in, this dish is almost always on my list . While I love it, you can bet it’s a good bit more fattening than I really care to know . More often than not, I whip up my own healthy yet incredibly tasty version . And the funny thing is, it actually takes me less time to cook this meal than it takes to have it delivered!

Serves 4


  • ½ pound green beans, trimmed and cut into
  • 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha or other chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¹⁄3 cup roasted, salted cashews


  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the green beans and cook for 2 minutes, until crisp-tender. Drain and run under cold water to cool down, then drain again.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, broth, vinegar, cornstarch, and Sriracha and stir until the cornstarch has dissolved.
  3. In a wok or large skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 10 seconds. Add the chicken and cook, stirring constantly, until no trace of pink remains on the surface. Add the green beans and the soy sauce mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cashews and serve.

Nutritional count based on 4 servings: 246 calories, 29g protein,10g fat, 9g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 293mg sodium

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