Rating: 3 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

Fresh basil perfumes the sauce in Chicken and Basil Rice Bowl with Cashews and makes a pretty garnish. You can substitute chopped unsalted peanuts for the cashews as well.

Laura Zapalowski
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2014

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
17 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Fluff rice. Stir in lime rind.

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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil and sesame oil to pan; swirl to coat. Combine chicken, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper in a bowl; toss to coat. Add chicken mixture to pan; cook 6 minutes or until chicken begins to brown, stirring frequently. Remove chicken from pan. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add broccoli and bell pepper to pan; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Combine remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, chicken broth, and cornstarch in a bowl. Add chicken mixture and broth mixture to pan. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup basil to pan, stirring until basil wilts. Remove pan from heat; stir in lime juice. Spoon 1/2 cup rice mixture into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 1 1/2 cups chicken mixture. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup basil and chopped cashews.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

413 calories; fat 13.7g; saturated fat 2.7g; mono fat 6.6g; poly fat 3.3g; protein 25.5g; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 2.8g; cholesterol 106mg; iron 4mg; sodium 445mg; calcium 63mg.
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