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Cashew Chicken Recipe

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Alissa Gardner


3 chicken breasts, diced into bite size pieces

onion, sliced

1 head broccoli, chopped into small florets

8 oz can of sliced water chestnuts, drained

1 cup cashews

1 pinch red pepper flakes

Green onions and sesame seeds for garnish (optional!)

For the sauce:

cup soy sauce (tamari if you want gluten free)

cup veggie broth

cup brown sugar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 teaspoons corn starch

1. Heat a wok or large pan over medium high to high heat with some vegetable oil

2. Season your diced chicken with salt and pepper (not too much! The soy sauce has a lot of sodium)

3. Add your diced chicken to your hot wok/pan and cook until the chicken is JUST cooked through

4. Remove the chicken to a plate and add your vegetables (onion and broccoli) to the wok/pan

5. Saute for a few minutes until the onions have softened

6. Meanwhile, make your sauce

7. Add all the sauce ingredients into a blender and blend until thoroughly combined

8. Add your chicken back in with your veggies, and add your water chestnuts

9. Pour your sauce in, and simmer this for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened

10. If your sauce isn't thickening enough for your preference, create a "slurry" by stirring together 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and 2 teaspoons of water together in a small bowl. Add your slurry to the chicken and veggie mixture and simmer until the sauce has thickened further

11. Add your cashews and stir to combine

12. Top with green onions and sesame seeds as you serve (optional!)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
*This recipe is gluten free*




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