Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
photo by Bergy
- Ready In:
- 1 lb boneless chicken breast, in 1 inch cubes
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1⁄2 - 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 4 cups fresh stir fry vegetables
- 1 cup frozen pea pods, thawed
- 1⁄2 cup cashews, toasted in oven
- In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, sherry, ginger, garlic and sugar.
- Add chicken mix lightly.
- Refrigerate 20 minutes.
- Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade mixture.
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
- Add chicken; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or.
- until chicken turns white.
- Stir in vegetables; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
- Dissolve cornstarch in reserved marinade mixture; mixing until well blended.
- Add to chicken mixture.
- Stir-fry until sauce is thickened.
- Stir in cashews.
- Serve over prepared vegetable fried rice.
Super easy and satisfying stir-fry recipe. I love cashews and chicken with the addition of lots of veggies. I ended up using a bag of frozen (slightly thawed) stir-fry veggies and it worked out really well - I just had to heat them a bit longer. I served this over brown rice for a quick and easy meal. Thank you!
Wow! We loved this stir fry. I made it exactally as written. I have never roasted cashews before and my first set burned. Second set I roasted at 450 degrees for around 3 minutes and that worked. I wasn't sure how much cornstarch to add so I added one teaspoon, and that amount was just about right. Thanks so much for sharing.
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