Chinese Takeout Tonight….Pt3


Cashew Chicken

The crunch of the cashews adds a nice bite to this saucy chicken stir fry, that is found in many Chinese restaurants. You can use chicken thighs or breast, the thighs will take slightly longer to cook. I used breast in the recipe below. I tend to use a quick marinade when using breast to help keep them juicy!

Chinese Cashew Chicken

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Rating: ****
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Serve this with the Egg Foo Yung and Veggie Rice Noodle dish posted on my cookbook!


Ingredients

  • 1 Lb of boneless, skinless Chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp of peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 sml onion, cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 1 green or red pepper
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 cup of roasted Cashews
  • Sauce

  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp LIGHT soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine (Shaoxing Wine)
  • dash of ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp water

Directions

  1. Marinate: Cut Chicken breast into slices (across the grain) or cubes if you prefer
  2. Mix some cornstarch and soy sauce , dip chicken into mixture and let marinade for 10 minutes
  3. Sauce: Mix corn starch, soy sauce until smooth, then add the remaining sauce ingredients, mix well
  4. Cook: Heat oil in a large wok over high heat, add garlic and onion and cook for 1-2 minutes until onion is softened.
  5. Add chicken Stir fry for 2 minutes until the chicken has cooked through and is slightly browned.
  6. Add red pepper and cook for 1 minute
  7. Add cashews and mix well, stir for 30 seconds.
  8. Add sauce and water, stir well until sauce thickens (about a minute).
  9. Serve immediately with your favourite side dishes!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris Barnes says:

    I’ve always loved ordering cashew chicken with my Chinese takeout but now I am writing this comment after having made this dish myself for the second time in almost as many weeks. This recipe is great for two reasons: 1) It’s simple; 2) It’s delicious. I find the beauty of Simon’s home cooking recipes are just that, simple and delicious. Some recipes published cookbooks and world-renowned chefs can be quite intimidating for the average home cook (aka myself), but I am quite comfortable in the kitchen when following this well-presented recipe…of course I don’t expect my first few attempts of this dish can match Simon’s 😉

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  2. simonb1964 says:

    Thank you for your kind words Chris! This is exactly why I decided to start this web site, so people can have fun cooking maybe different things and enjoying cooking together with friends and family! Good luck in your future cooking !!

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