Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cashew Chicken

I've been craving hamburgers during this pregnancy, but I know that all that red fatty meat isn't the best, so I looked around to find interesting chicken dishes. I love asian food and saw a recipe for Cashew Chicken on rasamalaysia.com and actually wanted to eat it so here is the recipe for you. This site has a lot of good asian recipes if you like that type of food.
10 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup cashews
1 sm green pepper (I used red), cut into small square pieces
5 slices ginger
1/4 onion, cut into small square pieces
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp rice wine
1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce
3/4 tsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp water
3 dashes white pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp rice wine
1/8 tsp sesame oil
salt to taste
Sprinkle the chicken with the baking soda and let rest for 15-20 min. Rinse chicken completely and pat dry. Mix corn starch and rice wine and rub over meat marinating for 15 min. Mix the sauce ingredients and set aside. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in wok and stir-fry the chicken till it turns white or is half done. Remove chicken. Heat another tablespoon oil and add the onion, pepper, and ginger. Stir-fry until you smell the peppery smell of the peppers. Add chicken back in and the cashews. Do a few quick stirs. Add in the sauce and stir continuously until the chicken is cooked and well coated with sauce. Season to taste and serve over rice.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to have to try this one....sounds SO good!