Chicken and Cashews

Chicken and Cashews


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Top tender chicken with an inspired Asian sauce loaded with cashews, ginger, honey, and sesame oil. Pair this entrée with a simple rice pilaf.

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  • 3 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 Tbs. dry sherry
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch, divided
  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 C. fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs. oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil, divided
  • 3/4 C. chopped onion
  • 1/2 C. chopped celery
  • 1/2 C. chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 Tbs. grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 C. chopped green onions (about 3 green onions)
  • 1/4 C. chopped unsalted dry-roasted cashews
  • Rice Pilaf:
  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1/2 C. chopped onion
  • 2 tsp. grated and peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 C. water
  • 1/2 C. long-grain rice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro

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Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce, sherry, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, and chicken in a large bowl; toss well to coat. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch, broth, oyster sauce, and honey in a small bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from pan. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan. Add onion, celery, and bell pepper to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Return chicken mixture to pan; sauté 1 minute. Stir in broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with green onions and cashews.

Rice pilaf:

Heat canola oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and grated peeled fresh ginger to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in water, long-grain rice, and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in chopped fresh cilantro.

Reviews (1)

  • This recipe was absolutely delicious. I entertain alot and have no hesitation to serve this. I'm already making plans for asking 3 friends to dinner. Thanks you so much for a winner!!!!

    Flag as inappropriate KCThomp  |  May 18, 2009

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