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Cashew Basil Turkey Stir Fry

Adapted from Eating in the Middle: A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook
Packed with flavor and red bell pepper, this lightened up cashew basil turkey stir fry is a delicious weeknight meal ready in 20 minutes or less.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword basil, cashews, dinner, turkey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 272kcal


  • 1/3 cup unsalted cashews
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup fennel bulb, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey (or chicken)
  • ½ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • Serve over rice or in lettuce cups


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the cashews out on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  • Whisk together the broth, hoisin sauce, tamari, sugar, and cornstarch.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the fennel for 1 minute, then add the bell pepper and saute another 30 seconds. Stir in the ground turkey and cook until browned, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Stir the sauce into the mixture and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the fresh basil.
  • Serve over rice or in individual lettuce cups. Top with a sprinkling of cashews to taste.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g