Recipe: Easy Cashew Chicken

I love simple recipes because I often find myself getting home later than expected and to whip something up real quick. I also hate fast food, and am big on flavor. After finding this recipe on RasaMalaysia.com its one of my favorites. Check them out for other great recipes.

Cashew Chicken

Serves 2 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 boneless & skinless chicken breast, about 10 oz., cut into small cubes
2 tablespoons oil
5 slices peeled ginger
1/4 onion, cut into small square pieces
1/2 cup unsalted cashew nuts

Marinade:

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon rice wine, optional

Sauce:

1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
3/4 teaspoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon rice wine, optional
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Salt to taste

  1. Marinate the chicken in baking soda for 15 minutes. Rinse the chicken thoroughly. 
  2. After patting dry marinate in rice wine and corn starch for another 15 minutes.
  3. Mix Sauce ingredients and set aside.
  4. Heat wok adding 1 tablespoon of oil and stir-fry the chicken until partially cooked and semi white. Set aside.
  5. Add another tablespoon of cooking oil to wok and add in ginger slices, and onion. I also add garlic slices.
  6. Stir-fry veggies until mostly cooked then ad the chicken.
  7. Add Sauce and stir until the chicken meat is cooked and well coated. salt to taste.
  8. Add in the cashew nuts and stir. 
  9. Serve over jasmine rice

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