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    Cashew Chicken

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    14 mins

    10 mins

    4 mins

    Chef Boy of Dee's's Note:

    Chinese dishes of this type are not cooked at the table, but this particular one adapts well to being prepared there, in an electric frying pan or wok. From Sunset Books "Oriental Cook Book" 1975

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Slice chicken breasts horizontally in 1/8 inch thick slices, then cut in 1 inch squares.
    2. 2
      Arrange on a tray.
    3. 3
      Remove the ends and strings from fresh peas.
    4. 4
      (If you can't find fresh, you can use 2 packages frozen pods, partially thawed).
    5. 5
      Wash and slice mushrooms.
    6. 6
      Cut the green part of the onions into 1 inch lengths and then slash both ends several times making small fans; slice the white part 1/4 inch thick.
    7. 7
      Slice bamboo shoots.
    8. 8
      Arrange all the veggies on the tray.
    9. 9
      Pour chicken broth into small bowl.
    10. 10
      Mix together soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar and salt; pour into another small bowl.
    11. 11
      Place oil and nuts in containers.
    12. 12
      Arrange at the table with electric frying pan or wok.
    13. 13
      To cook, heat 1 tbl of the oil over moderate heat (350F), add nuts all at once, and cook 1 minute, shaking pan, until lightly toasted; remove from pan and set aside.
    14. 14
      Add remaining oil to pan, add chicken, and cook quickly, turning, until it turns opaque.
    15. 15
      Add peas and mushrooms; pour in broth, cover and simmer 2 minutes.
    16. 16
      Add bamboo shoots.
    17. 17
      Stir the soy sauce mixture into the pan juices, and cook until sauce is thickened, stirring constantly; then simmer 1 minutes uncovered.
    18. 18
      Mix in the green onion.
    19. 19
      Sprinkle with the nuts for service.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cashew Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (483 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 561.0
     
    Calories from Fat 265
    47%
    Total Fat 29.4 g
    45%
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 102.6 mg
    34%
    Sodium 1628.3 mg
    67%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.3 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    18%
    Sugars 7.3 g
    29%
    Protein 52.0 g
    104%

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