Saucy Coconut-Chicken Stir-Fry
From EatingWell: September/October 2010
Thai flavors of coconut and basil come together in this fresh and spicy chicken and cabbage stir-fry. If your family prefers a milder meal, forgo the jalapeño. Serve with: Rice noodles and mango slices.
- 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 1 pound chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
- 1 bunch scallions, sliced, whites and greens separated
- 2 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 3/4 cup “lite” coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce (see Note)
- 4 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 6 cups sliced napa cabbage
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a wok or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring often, until cooked through and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
- Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the wok or pot. Add jalapeño (if using), scallion whites, mushrooms and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant and the mushrooms start to soften, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cabbage, the chicken and scallion greens; cook, stirring constantly, until the cabbage is slightly wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in basil just before serving.
Tips & Notes
- Note: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian-food section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce (1,190 mg sodium per tablespoon) in our analyses.
Per serving: 254 calories; 11 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 2 g added sugars; 28 g protein; 3 g fiber; 678 mg sodium; 627 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (42% daily value), Vitamin A (35% dv), Folate (21% dv), Potassium (18% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat
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- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 45 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
- September/October 2010