Orange Cashew Chicken Recipe
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Orange Cashew Chicken Recipe

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"This delicious stir-fry is quick to fix yet tasty enough for company," says Andrea Bolden of Unionville, Tennessee. "The tender chicken, crunchy cashews and sweet citrus sauce are always a hit."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup salted cashews
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce and 1/4 cup cashews; calculated without rice) equals 375 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the chicken, carrots and celery in oil for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Reduce heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, ginger, orange juice, honey and soy sauce until blended. Stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cashews. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orange Cashew Chicken in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p33

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce and 1/4 cup cashews; calculated without rice) equals 375 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Really delicious. Before adding the sauce, during the last 2-3 minute I add in some snap peas or snow peas."

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"Delicious! The whole family loved it...and we fought over who could have the leftovers!"

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"Easy and delicious!"

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"My husband loved this, I thought it had a bit too much orange flavor though. Good dish overall, with an asian flavor."

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"I first made this years ago when my kids were in Middle School and everyone loved it. Now my daughter has graduated from college, moving into her first apartment, and asked me for the recipe after all this time. I think it's one of the first "asian style" dishes I ever made, should be great for any beginning chef. Since then I've branched out into a lot more authentic and creative asian cooking, but this recipe deserves the credit for the original inspiration. If you're a new cook, or new to asian food, give it a try!"

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