Chinese Chicken with Cashews

Preparing the chicken in a fresh garlic and ginger marinade and cooking in sesame oil is the secret to the wonderful flavor in Chinese Chicken with Cashews.

Red plate with chopsticks and rice, sliced red bell peppers, cashews, chicken, and green onions

Red plate with chopsticks and rice, sliced red bell peppers, cashews, chicken, and green onions

Chinese Chicken with Cashews

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 378
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Marinating Time: 12 hrs
Total Time: 40 mins
Preparing the chicken in a fresh garlic and ginger marinade and cooking in sesame oil is the secret to the wonderful flavor in Chinese Chicken with Cashews.

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups Calrose rice, prepared

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cooking sherry
  • 4 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves

Instructions

  • Mix all marinade ingredients together thoroughly in a small bowl. Pour half of marinade over raw chicken in a container with a lid. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Reserve other half of marinade for basting later in the cooking process.
    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Carefully add chicken to heated oil. Use a slotted spoon to avoid adding the marinade to the hot oil. Add the garlic and ginger from the marinade, then dispose of the leftover marinade from the chicken.
    Stir fry until chicken is cooked through; remove chicken from skillet and keep warm. Add the red bell pepper slices to the skillet and stir fry for 2 minutes. Next, add cornstarch to the reserved marinade. Add cornstarch/marinade mixture and the chicken to the peppers in the skillet; stir fry for 2 more minutes.
    Remove skillet from heat. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with scallions and cashews. Serve over rice.

Notes

You'll need to plan ahead for this recipe to ensure you allow time for the chicken to marinate.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

Red plate with chopsticks and rice, sliced red bell peppers, cashews, chicken, and green onions; text Chinese Chicken with Cashews Menus4Moms


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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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