Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Stock Food Photo

© Nicole Branan | Image ID: 11-280

 

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Recipe Notes: This easy stir-fry recipe is a great weeknight stand-by. It works well with tofu instead of chicken as well!

 

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

(by Nicole Branan)

serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 bunch green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 carrot, julienned
  • 1 chili pepper, sliced, ribs and seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup cashews

 

Directions:

  • Add sake, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, sesame seeds and cornstarch to a small bowl that you can pour out of and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat a little bit of vegetable oil on high heat. Add the chicken and fry until brown on the edges, then remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat a little more vegetable oil in the pan and fry the vegetables in it (still on high heat). 
  • Add the cashews, then add the cooked chicken back to the pan and pour in the sauce.
  • Cook on high heat until the sauce turns translucent.
  • Serve with rice.

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