Chicken Recipe: Chicken and Cashew Nuts

Chicken Recipe: Chicken and Cashew Nuts

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Chicken, Main Courses, Poultry
Cuisine China
Servings 4
Calories 312 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz chicken breast, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small onion, peeled and cubed
  • 1 inch fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 3 oz snow peas
  • 2 oz bamboo shoots, thinly sliced
  • #Sauce#
  • 2 tsps cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • Pinch monosodium glutamate (optional)

Instructions
 

  • #A popular combination that works extremely well. Roll the chicken pieces in cornstarch. Discard the remaining cornstarch.# Roll the chicken pieces in cornstarch. Discard the remaining cornstarch.
  • Mix the seasoning ingredients together and pour over chicken. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil for deep frying and fry cashew nuts until golden brown. Remove the nuts and drain on paper towels.
  • Heat 2 tbsps oil in a wok and stir-fry the onions, ginger and garlic for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add snow peas and bamboo shoots and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Remove the fried ingredients.
  • Add 1 tbsp oil to the wok and fry the chicken for 3-4 minutes. Remove the chicken.
  • Clean the wok and add a further 2 tsps oil and return chicken, cashew nuts and fried onions etc. to the wok.
  • Prepare the sauce by mixing the cornstarch, Hoisin sauce, chicken stock & and monosodium glutamate together.
  • Pour over the chicken. Mix well and cook until the sauce thickens and becomes transparent. #VARIATION# A few chunks of pineapple will add extra zest to the dish.
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