Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

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Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Serve with: Rice noodles or brown rice.

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 lemon

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 10 ounces mushrooms, halved or quartered

  • 1 cup diagonally sliced carrots, (1/4 inch thick)

  • 2 cups snow peas, (6 ounces), stems and strings removed

  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces, white and green parts divided

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

Directions
  1. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

  2. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest and set aside. Juice the lemon and whisk 3 tablespoons of the juice with broth, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate with tongs. Add mushrooms and carrots to the pan and cook until the carrots are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add snow peas, scallion whites, garlic and the reserved lemon zest. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Whisk the broth mixture and add to the pan; cook, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add scallion greens and the chicken and any accumulated juices; cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
223
Carbohydrates
14g
Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Protein
28g
Cholesterol
63mg
Dietary Fiber
3g
Potassium
716mg
Sodium
555mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
2 vegetable
3 lean meat
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin A (120% daily value)
Vitamin C (61% dv)
Potassium (20% dv).

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