145.6...Chicken, Cashew and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Last night’s dinner rocked. It came together quickly, was healthy and tasted amazing. I made it once before a long time ago but glad I brought it back!

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Chicken, Cashew and Vegetable Stir-Fry (Serves 4)

Recipe from Self Magazine, Summer 2007


2 tsp. cornstarch 

3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp. chopped ginger

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 Tbsp. peanut or sesame oil

1 zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 yellow squash, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

1/3 cup chopped cashews


1. Dissolve cornstarch in broth in a bowl; stir in hoisin and soy sauce; set aside.

2. Toss ginger, garlic and chicken in another bowl.

3. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat; cook chicken until nearly cooked through, 4 minutes.

4. Add zucchini, squash and pepper; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add reserved sauce; cook, stirring until sauce is thick, 2 minutes. 

5. Add nuts. Serve over rice. 

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My lunch yesterday was the rest of my Milton’s Californian Sandwich from Sunday along with some leftover salad.

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I picked up the kids from school, took my son to basketball practice, then whipped up Chicken, Cashew and Vegetable Stir-Fry for dinner.

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Today’s breakfast:

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After I took the kids to school I went to spin class for a super sweaty workout. Afterwards, I went to Phillis Carey’s cooking class. Today’s class was called: Quick and Easy EveryNight Cooking.

The first recipe was Mexican Corn Soup with Chicken, Bacon and Tortilla Strips:

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This one was my favorite. I need to make this ASAP!!!

The second recipe was Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sesame Plum BBQ Sauce:

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Unique sauce…very tasty! Would be good on ribs too!

The next recipe was Boursin and Chive Stuffed Chicken Rolls with White Wine Shallot Sauce:

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How could anything with Boursin cheese be bad right!?! It was delicious! Another winner!

Next was Quick Shrimp and Sausage Paella:

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It definitely came together quick..a nice cheat on the real thing!

Dessert was Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownie Sundaes with Ice Cream and Rich Chocolate Sauce:

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Epic. I mean really good. Phillis always knows how to put on a great class! 

After class, I took my daughter home from school, then went to my son’s flag football game. Now it’s time to chill at home!

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  1. Its a divine combinations of chicken,cashew nuts and vegetables. It looks so scrumptious. I am going to try your recipe anytime soon.


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