Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken and Peanuts

Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken and Peanuts


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 (1/4-inch) slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Combine the chicken pieces, soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch, sesame oil, and ground pepper in a medium bowl.

  2. Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced ginger and crushed garlic, and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the chicken mixture in an even layer, but do not stir for 1 minute. Stir-fry the chicken mixture for 4 minutes, or until the chicken is browned. Stir in the bell pepper pieces and crushed red pepper, and cook for 1 minute. Add the hoisin sauce and low-sodium chicken broth, and stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes, or until the chicken pieces are cooked through and the bell pepper pieces are crisp-tender. Stir in the peanuts.

  • Yield: serves 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 261
Fat per serving: 10g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 29g
Carbohydrate per serving: 12g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 66mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 459mg
Calcium per serving: 30mg

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