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.

Enjoy!!!

7 comments:

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 @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

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

Rachel 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 said...

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning!