Monday, April 6, 2009

Fabulous Cashew Chicken

This one isn't a complete follower of South Beach, but still healthy. And we all scarf it down, too! It is a recipe from Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely. I did change a few things to be to our family's liking.

3/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup lite soy sauce
1 TBSP cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 TBSP olive oil, divided
4 green onions, chopped
2 large carrots, sliced
1-2 celery stalks, chopped
1 yellow summer squash, cut into pieces
1 zucchini, cut into pieces
1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 1/2 cups cashews

In a bowl, combine juice, honey, soy sauce, cornstarch, and seasonings. In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 TBSP oil until it begins to smoke, Stir-fry vegetables for several minutes until the onions become fragrant. (I usually add the carrots first for a few minutes and then add the others). Set aside and keep warm. In the same skillet, heat remaining oil until smoking and stir-fry chicken until browned and tender. Add vegetables, cashews and sauce mixture. Continue cooking until sauce thickens and bubbles.



Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Had it! Love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Now we don't have to knock on your door for cashew chicken! ;0)

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Live.Love.Eat said...

I do love cashew chicken!!!!! Making it at home is definitely easier than ordering it out. Looks delish.

Thank you for coming by last week to say hello!!!

Heather said...

I will be picking up the ingredients to make this, this week. I looks sooo good! We love cashew chicken in our household.

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Housewife Savant said...

Sounds delish. Looks good too.
Tell me; this photo is MY serving, right?

Mommy, That's My Name, Don't Wear It Out said...

Yum!!! Always looking for great recipes...Hello from SITS!

Kelly Deneen Raymond said...

Woah - that looks delicious!! I am going to have to bookmark this one. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning!