Asian Cashew Chicken – salty, sweet and spicy chicken dish tossed with veggies and cashews that comes ready in no time. A quick and easy family weeknight meal!
This is one of my Asian inspired chicken dishes, that I can quickly put together in less than no time that would truly satisfy anyone- well almost anyone. I selfishly threw in the cashews to the dismay of the rest of my family.
What? How could I do this? Well, sometimes it has to be about what the cook likes! you can completely remove the cashews or replace them with peanuts – what ever rocks your boat!
I am lucky to have been exposed to Asian cuisine –at least the basics, during my time waiting tables. So am not shy about putting it together or making it a staple in my household, especially coming from a different cultural background. Who can pass up on salty, sweet, spicy and moist chicken anyways?
Asian Cashew Chicken - salty, sweet and spicy chicken dish tossed with veggies and cashews that comes ready in no time. A quick and easy family weeknight meal!
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ¼ tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 pound boneless chicken thigh sliced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ¼ cup oyster sauce
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoons minced ginger
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli sauce
- 1-2 large bell pepper red or green
- 4-5 basil leaves -chopped
In a small bowl combine, cornstarch, soy sauce, oyster sauce then add chicken, mix well. Set in the fridge.
In another bowl combine the soy sauce, sherry, water, chicken stock, oyster sauce, cornstarch, and brown sugar. Set aside.
Heat up the Wok with about 2 tablespoon of oil, and then add chicken let it rest for about 30 seconds before stirring. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until chicken has been fully cooked; remove and keep warm.
Stir the onion, then add garlic, ginger chilli sauce and continue stirring for another 2 -3 minutes.
Add the combined sauce, and basil, stir for about 2 minutes, followed by the , cashews, chicken and green onions. Stir for about 1 minute.
Remove and serve over rice.