Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 25m

4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each

Here's an East meets West stir-fry that will soon become a family favorite. Serve it over rice or noodles, with a simple salad of arugula and orange sections dressed in a light vinaigrette.

ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound chicken tenders (see Ingredient Note), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon oyster-flavored sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1/4 cup shelled salted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • Ingredient Notes:

  • Chicken tenders, virtually fat-free, are a strip of rib meat typically found attached to the underside of the chicken breast, but they can also be purchased separately. Four (1-ounce) tenders

  • will yield a 3-ounce cooked portion. Tenders are perfect for quick stir-fries, chicken satay or kid-friendly breaded "chicken fingers."


  • Chili garlic sauce is a blend of ground red chiles, garlic and vinegar and is commonly used to add heat and flavor to Asian soups, sauces and stir-fries. It can be found in the Asian-food section of large supermarkets. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 year.

directions

Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add asparagus; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add chicken; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Stir in scallions, ginger, oyster sauce and chile-garlic sauce; cook, stirring, until the chicken is juicy and just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir in pistachios and serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9168

nutrition information per serving

208 calories; 8g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 67mg cholesterol; 175mg sodium; 7g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 30g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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