*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         HOT SZECHUAN CHICKEN SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Chicken
                 Chinese                          Asian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   Light soy sauce
    1                    Large clove garlic (opt)
      1/4  teaspoon      Oriental 5-spice powder
    2                    Red bell peppers -- seeded
    2                    Jalapeno peppers -- seeded
    1                    Small onion -- thinly sliced
    1      teaspoon      Cornstarch
      1/2                Head iceberg lettuce -- broken up
    2                    Chicken breasts; skinned -- bite-size cubes
    2      tablespoons   Tomato juice -- minced
    1      pinch         Coarse black pepper -- and diced
                         chopped
    1      cup           Chicken broth -- skim off fat
    2      tablespoons   Cold water
    4      tablespoons   Dry-roasted cashews (opt)
 
 1. Combine chicken cubes with soy sauce, tomato juice, garlic (if desired),
5-spice powder, and black pepper.
 Marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature or 30 minutes in refrigerator.
 
   2. With a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a large nonstick skillet or
 electric frying pan, arranging chicken in a single layer. Reserve marinade.
 Brown chicken evenly on all sides over moderate heat. Remove from skillet; set
 aside.
 
   3. Combine bell and jalapeno peppers, onion, and broth in the skillet. Cook
 over moderate heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken
 cubes, and cook, stirring, until heated through. Combine cornstarch with
 reserved marinade and cold water; fork-blend until smooth. Stir into skillet
 mixture over low heat; simmer, stirring, until mixture thickens and clears.
 4. Cut lettuce into bite-size pieces. Arrange on top of chicken mixture in
skillet; simmer gently until just heated. Garnish with cashews, if desired. Makes
4 meal-size servings, under 200 calories each; cashews add 50 calories per
serving.
 From: Dottie Cross TMPJ72B. Reformatted for MM by CLM, HCPM52C
 
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