Asian Chicken with Cashews

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Table for four? The special tonight is garlic and ginger chicken with scallions and red bell pepper, courtesy of your microwave.


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime), plus wedges for serving (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • Ground pepper

  • 1 red bell pepper (ribs and seeds removed), cut into strips

  • 1 bunch scallions (about 6), cut into 2-inch lengths

  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 piece fresh ginger (2 inches), peeled, thinly sliced, and cut into thin strips

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (6 ounces each)

  • cup roasted cashews


  1. In a 2 1/2-quart microwave-safe dish with a lid, stir together soy sauce, lime juice, and cornstarch; season with pepper. Add bell pepper, scallions, garlic, ginger, and chicken; toss to coat.

  2. Cover, and microwave on high 8 to 10 minutes, turning chicken over halfway through. Thinly slice chicken crosswise. Transfer to serving plates, and top with vegetables and juices. Scatter with cashews, and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

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