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Perhaps the quickest, simplest stir-fry we’ve devised to date, this dinner involves very little prep work. Rather, you’ll employ pre-shredded cabbage and carrots, along with pre-cooked and diced chicken straight off grocery-store shelves—just toss them with sesame salad dressing, add peanuts for crunch, and throw it all over some cooked rice. (If you don’t have peanuts on hand or would prefer a different taste, sub in cashews or sliced almonds; both are equally delicious.) High in fiber, vitamins, and nutrients, the cabbage provides a healthy base for this mixture, while the chicken and nuts provide 40 grams of protein. Easy and healthy!

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Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Toss the cabbage and carrots in the oil in a large skillet. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are limp but still crunchy, about 3 minutes.

  • Stir in the dressing and chicken. Heat through. Spoon onto a platter and sprinkle with the peanuts. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 40g; carbohydrates 11g; sugars 2g; fiber 4g; fat 17g; saturated fat 2g; sodium 211mg; cholesterol 96mg.