Thai-Style Chicken Stir-Fry

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"I love Thai chicken-coconut soup and wanted similar flavors in a fast, easy, low-fat entrée. We like it spicy, but you can reduce the amount of jalapeño. Serve over jasmine rice or cellophane noodles." -Elena Andrews Gaillard, New York City

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 200
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 5.2 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 28.3 g
Carbohydrate 9.4 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 700 mg
Calcium 40 mg

Ingredients

1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon bottled minced fresh ginger
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini
1 cup (1/2-inch-thick) slices onion
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices red bell pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice. Add chicken; seal and marinate in refrigerator 25 minutes. Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 2 minutes or until chicken begins to brown. Add zucchini and next 4 ingredients (through jalapeños); stir-fry 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Add reserved marinade, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice, basil, cilantro, and green onions.

Note:

Elena Andrews Gaillard,

September 2004
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