Cashew Chicken


 The cashews add a sweet crunch to this savory meal…I hope you enjoy this as much as we do! 
Marinade ingredients 
let chicken marinate for 1/2 hour – I like to slice my chicken into angled slices for quick cooking. 
A roux- a thickening agent…this is what makes the sauce have a “gravy like” texture. 
Sliced carrots and snow peas
Stir fry chicken, then add veggies- then roux with remaining sauce ingredients. 
Add sauce -let simmer until thickened, then add cashews. 
 

 Mmmmm…..

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Cashew Chicken
 
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce,divided
  • ½ chicken broth
  • ¾ teaspoon sesame oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 2 medium carrots sliced at an angle
  • ¾ cup cashews
  • Hot cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Make marinade: Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, ½ cup broth and ½ teaspoon sesame oil; add the chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and ⅓ cup broth until smooth.
  3. Stir in the sugar, vinegar, ginger, salt, and remaining soy sauce and ¼ tsp sesame oil; set aside.
  4. Drain chicken and discard marinade.
  5. In a large nonstick wok or skillet, stir-fry chicken in canola oil until done.
  6. In the same pan, stir-fry peas and carrots.
  7. Add sauce and bring to a boil
  8. Cook and stir until sauce thickens (this will not take long!).
  9. Add cashews.
  10. Serve with hot rice.

 

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Comments

  1. This sounds so yummy! And with GF soy sauce, it’s naturally allergy friendly too! :) In the instructions, you mention hoisin sauce, but I don’t see it in the ingredients. How much hoisin sauce? Or is it not necessary? Thanks for all your terrific recipes!

    • Thank you Amanda! I did not use hoisin this time (and it isn’t an ingredient most people have on hand-I try not to add those ingredients). I took it out :)

  2. This looks delicious, I’m going to put it on my menu for next week. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This looks delicious. I love to visit here. I never leave empty handed and always have something new to add to my recipe collection. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  4. heather villard says:

    Just made this and it was delicious!!! The ginger was something I have never used but wow it made the meal. This will be a must repeat recipe in my house.

  5. Made this today–delicious and will definitely make again! Thank you!

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