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Cashew Chicken - Pioneer Woman

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No need to order out with this recipe. Enjoy this Cashew Chicken dinner from the comfort of your own home and it tastes better than any restaurant can serve up.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into small cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 1/3 cup water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Details

Servings 6
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from foodnetwork.com

Preparation

Step 1

In a bowl, combine the vinegar, brown sugar, oyster sauce, sesame oil, 1/4 cup of the soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of the ginger. Set aside.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

In the same skillet, stir-fry the garlic, bell peppers and remaining 2 tablespoons ginger, keeping them crisp-tender.

Deglaze the skillet with the sherry and scrape up any brown bits. Add the reserved soy mixture and cook until the mixture boils, about 1 minute. Whisk together the cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup soy in a small bowl, then stir the slurry into the skillet. Add the cashews and water chestnuts. Add 1/4 cup water to thin the sauce. Cook for another minute.

Serve garnished with the scallions and cilantro.



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