Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1/2 cup Dry sherry
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
1 tablespoon Minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon Minced, pared fresh ginger root
1 pound Boneless chicken, cut into strips
1 cup Slivered red bell pepper
3/4 cup Coarsely chopped, natural American pistachios
Combine sherry, soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic and ginger in microwave-safe 1 1/2 or 2-quart covered baking dish. Stir in chicken. This may be done ahead; refrigerate until ready to use then stir. Cover and cook at high power in microwave oven for 8 minutes, stirring once. Add bell peppers and cook 4 minutes or until tender-crisp. Stir in pistachios. Serve with rice.