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Chicken with Cashews Recipe

Chicken with Cashews Recipe

Chicken with Cashews Recipe

Chicken and cashews has always been a very popular combination in Chinese cuisine. In this northern Chinese version it’s flavored with a slightly sweet soy and sesame oil sauce and cooked over very high heat to seal in the flavor and preserve the tender texture.

Ingredients :

    • 2 teaspoons cornflour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
    • 250 g (8 oz) boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 50g (1/2 cup) snowpeas
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
    • 50 g (1/3 cup) toasted cashew nuts
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Method :

    1. Mix the cornflour, salt and the lightly beaten egg white until well blended. Add the chicken chunks to the mixture and mix until all the chicken is well coated.
    2. Heat the oil in a wok until smoking hot, then add the chicken and stir-fry quickly for 2 minutes. Add the snow peas, soy sauce and sugar. Continue to stir-fry for another 5 minutes, then add the toasted cashew nuts and continue to stir-fry for 2 more minutes. Add the sesame oil and stir to mix all the ingredients. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving platter.

For a spicier flavor, add 3–4 cloves of finely minced garlic to the oil along with the chicken. 3 spring onions cut into 3-cm (11/4-in ) sections may also be added along with the cashew nuts for additional flavor and color.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins