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Saucy Coconut-Chicken Stir-Fry

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Total Time: 35 Minutes

Saucy Coconut-Chicken Stir-Fry

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 cups sliced napa cabbage
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

Step 1
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.
Step 2
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. 
Step 3
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.

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