Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Cups

Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 379
Caloriesfromfat 38 %
Protein 38 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Sugars 15 g
Fiber 2 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 385 mg
Cholesterol 94 mg

Ingredients

3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
Pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced
1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/4 cup roasted unsalted cashews
1 small head Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves separated

Preparation

Combine the soy sauce and honey in a small bowl; set aside.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown, about 3 minutes.

Lower heat to medium and stir in the garlic and ginger. Add the scallions and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the water chestnuts and half the soy sauce mixture and continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with the cashews.

Divide the lettuce leaves among individual plates and spoon the chicken over the top. Serve with the remaining soy sauce mixture for drizzling.

Substitution: In place of the chicken, try steak, pork, or shrimp in this zesty update of the Chinese-restaurant classic.

Note:

Kate Merker,

May 2008