Dutch Oven Cashew Chicken

"From my recent Texas Co-op Power magazine - while originally intended for camp cooking, this recipe has been modified for the stove-top. No traditional oriental ingredients here (soy sauce, hot peppers, etc.) but after all, the submitter IS a Texan."
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  • Add oil to Dutch oven or large skillet and heat to medium-high.
  • Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken breasts, carrots, celery and cashews.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often. Add 1/4 cup water if needed.
  • In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup water with sugar, vinegar, ketchup and cornstarch. Blend until smooth then stir in pineapple (including juice).
  • Add cornstarch mixture to chicken and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Lower heat and simmer for another 20 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Serve over hot rice.

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  1. Yum! This was very filing and so easy to prepare. I used both red & green bell peppers/capsicums and had to leave out the celery because I didn't have any at home. I think if I make it again I would add less sugar maybe 1/4 cup, because the dish was sweet enough with the pineapples. However we did enjoy the cashew chicken just as written. Thank you SusieQusie.


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