Spicy Ginger Cashew Chicken - Secret Recipe Club
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When push came to shove, I decided to make a dish, I love and that we would be eating right away. I am a big fan of cashew chicken and the title spicy ginger cashew chicken made this dish, even more appealing.
Spicy Ginger Cashew Chicken from All Day I Dream About Food
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/3 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch (I used cornstarch)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or more, if you like it hot) (hubby is not big on hot so I made it 1/4 tsp.)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil (or another tbsp vegetable)
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts,
trimmed and cut into 1 inch chunks
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 medium red pepper, thinly sliced
3 cups broccoli florets, about 1 1/2 inches each
(I like mine lightly steamed first)
1/2 cup unsalted cashews, lightly toasted
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, water, cornstarch and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Heat half the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, until shimmering but not smoking. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove to a bowl.
Add remaining oil, and when hot, add onion and ginger. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
Add red pepper and broccoli and continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add cashews and cook 1 minute more, then add chicken back to pan and toss to combine.
Give soy sauce mixture a quick stir and add to the pan. Cook, stirring to coat meat and vegetables, until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.
Serves 6. Each serving has 10.6g of carbs and 2.5g of fiber.
I was right. We thoroughly enjoyed this and I would make it again and often. This was a successful meal and cooking with the Secret Recipe Club, a successful experience. If you are interested, contact Amanda for more information or to join.