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Stir-Fry Turkey Strips with Broccoli and Water Chestnuts Recipe



Servings: 4


1/2 cup pineapple juice

2 tbsp hoisin sauce

1 tsp toasted sesame oil

1/2 tsp ground cardamom

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Vegetable oil spray

1 pound boneless, skinless turkey tenderloins, all visible fat discarded, cut into thin strips

1/2 tbsp canola oil

2 cups small broccoli florets

1 medium rib of celery, sliced

1/2 cup sliced green onions

1 1/2 cup sliced exotic mushrooms (straw, enoki, wood ear or button mushrooms)

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained

2 tsp cornstarch

1/4 cup pineapple juice


Nutrition Facts



3 Very Lean Meat

2 Vegetable

1/2 Fruit

1/2 Fat


Calories 225

   Calories from Fat 34

Fat 4g

    Saturated Fat 0.6g

Cholesterol 73mg

Sodium 230mg

Carbohydrate 18g

    Dietary Fiber 3g

    Sugar 11g

Protein 30g

Cooking Methods

  1. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup pineapple juice, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, cardamom and red pepper flakes.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and lightly spray with vegetable oil spray. Cook the turkey for 5-7 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center, stirring frequently. Transfer the turkey to a plate. Lightly cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Pour the vegetable oil into the same skillet and swirl to coat the bottom. Cook the broccoli, celery, and green onions for 3-4 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender-crisp, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in the mushrooms and garlic. Cook for 2-4 minutes, or until the mushrooms begin on soften.
  5. Stir in the turkey, water chestnuts and pineapple juice mixture. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a boil.
  6. Put the cornstarch in a small bowl. Add the remaining 1/4 cup pineapple juice, stirring to dissolve. Stir into the turkey mixture. Cook for 1 minute, or until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens, stirring frequently.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Fancy for diabetic Chinese recipe? You will get rid of the phone number of your favorite Chinese take-out restaurant after you taste this stir-fry turkey. Serve it with fluffy brown rice and fresh fruit salad.

Cooking Tips: Water chestnuts grow underground and resemble muddy flower bulbs. Although most home cooks use the canned variety, you may want to experiment with fresh water chestnuts, available in Asian food markets. A good source of fiber, water chestnuts add crunch to stir-fries, salads and side dishes.



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