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Almond Cashew Chicken Recipe

Almond Cashew Chicken

Almond Cashew Chicken Recipe


  •     3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  •     1 tablespoon sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  •     3/4 teaspoon sesame oil, divided
  •     1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  •     1 tablespoon cornstarch
  •     1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  •     1 tablespoon sugar
  •     1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  •     1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  •     1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  •     1/4 teaspoon salt
  •     2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  •     1-1/2 cups fresh snow peas
  •     2 medium carrots, julienned
  •     1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  •     1/4 cup unsalted cashews, toasted
  •     Hot cooked rice, optional


  •     In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sherry or broth and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  •     In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in the sugar, vinegar, hoisin sauce, ginger, salt, and remaining soy sauce and sesame oil; set aside.
  •     Drain chicken and discard marinade. In a large nonstick wok or skillet, stir-fry chicken in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  •     In the same pan, stir-fry peas and carrots in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add water chestnuts.
  •     Return chicken to the pan. Stir sauce mixture and stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Sprinkle with cashews. Serve with rice if desired.
  • Serve

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