Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice

Photo: Johnny Autry
Forget takeout and cook in with super-fast Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice. A flavorful and sweet sauce is tossed with the chicken mixture with a splash of Sriracha added for depth.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice and 1 cup chicken mixture)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 470
Fat 17.6 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 8.7 g
Polyfat 4.2 g
Protein 29.1 g
Carbohydrate 50.9 g
Fiber 4.5 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 638 mg
Calcium 66 mg

Ingredients

1 cup instant rice
2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup dry-roasted cashews, unsalted
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)

Preparation

1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

2. Combine chicken and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; toss to coat.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola and sesame oils. Add chicken mixture, and sauté for 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Increase heat to high, and add broccoli and the next 4 ingredients (through red bell pepper). Cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and chicken is done, stirring frequently. Stir in cashews.

4. Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add vinegar mixture to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Serve with rice.

Note:

Kate Parham,

June 2012