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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

If you've been reading my blog for at least the last two months, you have probably figured that I love making stir fry.  I always talk about the ease, but I also love it's versatility.  Stir fry possibilities are endless!  This is my take on the well known dish refereed to as cashew chicken.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks or bite size pieces
2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
2 Tablespoons Sriracha
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons cornstarch
pinch of ground ginger
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1-2 cups broccoli florets
1/4 cup dry roasted cashew nuts
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Place cut up chicken in a resealable bag.  Mix the sweet chili sauce and Sriracha together.  Pour over chicken, toss to coat.  Seal bag and place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

In a bowl or measuring cup, add the chicken broth, soy, fish sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, cornstarch and ginger.  Stir until well combined; set aside.

In a wok or deep, non-stick skillet, add the vegetable oil and heat over medium high heat.  Add the marinated chicken and quickly stir fry for 3-4 minutes.  Add garlic and stir fry 1 more minutes.  Add the broccoli and stir fry another 2 minutes.  Add the sauce and allow to thicken, stir constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in the cashews.  Serve over rice or noodles.  Enjoy!

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Yenta Mary said...

It's got everything - protein, vegetables, color, spice, fabulous flavor ... :)

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Cashew chicken is one of my all time favorites. This version looks delicious, the spice is a nice touch and very welcome here! Stir fry is such a great go to for busy nights, and it's a fab way to get veggies into your diners :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I agree with Andrea! I go down through the ingredient list and hear myself saying, 'yummy, yummy, yummy...' Great dish!

Pam said...

I was just craving cashew chicken... perfect timing my friend! It looks wonderful Jenn.

Big Dude said...

"you have probably figured that I love making stir fry." I would never had guessed. This looks and sounds delicious - Sriracha came out 1st in a recent Cook's Illustrated taste test.

Autism United said...

Another great stir fry, thanks so much, look forward to trying.

Mary said...

Jenn, this sounds delicious. This is a favorite dish of mine and your version sounds wonderful. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

Becki's Whole Life said...

I definitely think of you as a Stir Fry expert and I am always inspired by your blog when it comes to yummy stir fry dishes. Love this cashew chicken - the sauce looks nice and thick and it has some heat. This is one of my favorite dishes at Chinese restaurants..

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so flavourful! Some more rice, please!

Lea Ann said...


Chris said...

Dude (eerrrr, dudette), that looks so good and the sauce is clinging perfectly to the chicken and veggies. Just the right consistency.