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Sweet-and-Spicy Peanut Fondue

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup chicken, 1/4 cup bell pepper, 1/4 cup snow peas, about 1/4 cup pineapple, 2 tablespoons water chestnuts, and about 1/3 cup fondue)
To save a little preparation time, buy precooked chicken or cubed deli ham or turkey.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup creamy reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile paste with garlic
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups (1-inch-square) cut red bell pepper
  • 2 cups snow peas, halved crosswise
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans pineapple chunks in juice, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 280
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 9.2 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 2.6 g
  • protein 26.5 g
  • carbohydrate 22.7 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 54 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 596 mg
  • calcium 40 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add broth and next 5 ingredients (broth through chile paste); stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 7 minutes or until sauce is smooth and thick, stirring occasionally. Pour into a fondue pot; keep warm over low flame. Serve with chicken, bell pepper, snow peas, pineapple, and water chestnuts.