I have been on a quest for quick and easy tasty dinners and I am thrilled with how Once Upon a Chef’s Cashew Chicken turned out made my way!
I sliced two skinless, boneless chicken breasts into chunks, seasoned the pieces and tossed in some flour.
I added olive oil to a pan on medium high heat. I then browned the chicken in batches, making sure there was enough space around them. I personally made sure the chicken was cooked all the way through, left them for around five minutes per side.
I put all the chicken in the frying pan and added five crushed garlic cloves (ooh yeah!) and a nice bunch of the white part of green onions, chopped. I sauteed until the garlic became fragrant. (Less than a minute.)
I added 2 tbsp of rice vinegar. I waited for it to reduce and then added 4 tbsp of hoisin sauce and 1 tbsp of soy sauce.
I quickly added 1/4 cup of water, stirred everything around until it got all nice and saucy
I pan roasted 3/4 cup cashews ahead of time so I added them to the sauce, along with some chopped green onion. Then I drizzled with 1/4 tsp sesame oil.
The Foodie Results
To turn this into a complete meal I added some steamed broccoli and served the cashew chicken over rice.
Absolutely yummy! Kind of sweet but savoury enough to balance everything together. Reg loved it too so I am thrilled! A non-boring chicken dinner. How refreshing and exciting!
Next time I may take the chicken out entire when it is cooked and make the sauce on its own to keep the chicken more crispy. Or maybe not. It was pretty darn awesome just like this!
Debra She Who Seeks says
What brand of hoisin sauce do you use, Suzie?
Suzie Ridler says
The bottle says Lee Kum Kee Debra. It’s the only one my store sells! It’s funny, Reg has sworn for years he hates hoisin so I am happy I tried this and he liked it. Hoisin is one of my favourite flavours!
Looks so fresh and flavourful, love chicken and veggies. My go to quick dish is Chicken Fried Rice, always a crowd pleaser.
Looks great! I think I’ll try it for dinner tomorrow night: )
Talking Trash & Wasting Time says
This looks really easy and nice, I think my husband would love it.
All I would have to do is buy the gluten free versions of the sauces and use gluten free flour and OMG I have a new gluten free dinner :))) so hard to find new recipes that are not boring, thanks so much
Suzie Ridler says
Ava, that’s one of our favs here too! I add a little black bean sauce to mine. So good.
Thanks Tournesol, hope you like it!
Brooke, I am happy to hear you can come up with a gluten-free version, yay!