Cashew Nut Chicken

"These are tender chicken breasts cooked with crunchy cashew nuts. Another recipe by Stephen Yan"
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  • Cut chicken across grain into slivers, 1/4 inch thickness In a mixing bowl, combine pepper, gourmet powder (M. S. G.), cooking wine and 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
  • Add chicken, coat well and marinate for 15 minutes.
  • STARCH MIXTURE In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, sesame oil and 1/4 cup water; mix well and set aside.
  • Heat peanut oil in a WOK to medium-high heat.
  • Add cashews and stir fry until light brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove cashews to a bowl and keep warm in oven.
  • Remove all but 2 tablespoons of peanut oil and bring to high heat.
  • Add ginger, garlic, and onion and stir-fry for 1 minute or until light brown.
  • Now add chicken slivers and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, mixed vegetables, salt and stir-fry for 3 minutes on high heat.
  • When done, stir in starch mixture and bring to boil, stirring continuously.
  • Add cashew nuts, mix and serve immediately.

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  1. whoooo, is this some delicious stir-fry!!!! I had cashews in my freezer left over from the holidays, and this was just the perfect dish to use them up! Not at all hard to prepare...I used 4 chicken breasts and nearly doubled the recipe, otherwise followed the directions as stated. We served it with oven baked white rice. My family loved this dish Uncle Bill, it's definately a repeater, thank you so much for posting!...Kitten:)


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