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    Spicy Cashew Chicken

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    Brookelynne26's Note:

    Recipe Source: Without Reservations by Joey Altman Use thigh or leg meat for the most flavor, or breasts to lighten the dish up.

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    1. 1
      Stir together the hoisin, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and chili paste.
    2. 2
      Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp vegetable oil and the chicken. Leave chicken for a minute or two to sear. Then stir fry for another minute or two until lightly browned.
    3. 3
      Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil to pan with the celery, onions, cashews, and garlic. Stir-fry about 2 minutes, until crisp-tender. Add sauce mixture and chicken to pan. Stir-fry about 3-4 minutes longer, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thicked. Serve with rice and garnished with scallions.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 21, 2009


      Wow, what an awesome recipe--I'd give it 10 stars if I could. As others suggested, I doubled the amount of cashews and did add a small red bell pepper (1" dice). I too would double the chili paste next time, and there definitely will be a next time! Thanks for sharing this great recipe--now DH and I can dine on homemade Chinese food that's better than most take-out.

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    • on August 11, 2009


      This was definitely a hit at my house. I didn't have oyster sauce on hand but everything else was. To make up for the missing oyster sauce I used a full tablespoon of the hot chili paste. As the hoisin tends to add a sweet brown sugary flavor, my family could go hotter with this. So next time I'll sub hot chili sesame oil instead of all plain sesame. The sauce itself was a perfect consistency. Often we find the sauces are just too thin but this one had a nice thickened texture & was more reminiscent of a restaurant dish. Thanks for sharing, Brooklynne! Made & enjoyed for the Unrated Asian recipe tag game.

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    • on August 02, 2009


      Although I don't make many recipes using the 2 sauces at the top of the ingredient list, I did make this recipe pretty much as written, although I doubled the amount of cashews, something the 2 of us are really nuts about! Served this over a combo of brown rice, peas & pea pods! VERY, VERY TASTY! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the current Unrated Asian Recipe Tag Game]

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Cashew Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (194 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 366.4
    Calories from Fat 199
    Total Fat 22.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 66.2 mg
    Sodium 575.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 29.7 g

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    hot Chinese chili paste

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