Saturday, 26 October 2013

Sweet and Spicy Cashew Chicken


This is one of our favourite stir- fry recipes. It come from the "The Best of the Best" one of the Best of Bridge cookbooks. I serve this delicious and colourful stir-fry over rice. I usually double the recipe as it makes great leftovers.



Ingredients:

Sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

4 tsp. soy sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

3 Tbsp. sugar

1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 cup chicken broth




Remaining Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

1/4 cup oil

2-3 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger

1 Tbsp. minced garlic

1 small onion, thinly sliced

2 red peppers, cut in strips

2 carrots, thinly sliced on diagonal

2 cups Snow peas

1 1/2 cups cashews

Sriracha Hot Sauce


Instructions:

Combine sauce ingredients and set aside.

In a bowl, combine cornstarch, sugar and salt. Add chicken and toss. Heat wok or frying pan to highest heat. Add oil. Heat to hot, not smoking. Add chicken. Cook in batches until chicken is golden.Once all the chicken is cooked add a little oil the the wok or frying pan and put all the chicken in the pan.

Add ginger, garlic and onion to the cooked chicken. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Add peppers and carrots. Stir 2-3 minutes or when tender crisp.

Add sauce.

Cook until sauce comes to a boil.
Add Snow peas.
 Add cashews. Serve immediately over rice. Serves 6.


Cut chicken into bite size pieces.


Combine cornstarch, sugar and salt. Toss chicken in this mixture.

Heat oil in pan. Brown and cook chicken.

Add ginger, garlic and onions to the cooked chicken.

Combine all the sauce ingredients.

To the chicken mixture add peppers and carrots. Cook until tender crisp.
Add sauce.

Add pea pods.

Stir in cashews. Serve over rice.




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