Cashew Chicken with Ginger Recipe
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 small green pepper, cut into strips
- 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 3/4 cup salted cashews
- Hot cooked rice
- 1. Mix first four ingredients until smooth. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry chicken until no longer pink. Remove from pan.
- 2. In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry mushrooms, pepper, water chestnuts and ginger until pepper is crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir broth mixture and add to pan with green onions; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes.
- 3. Stir in chicken and cashews; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
3/4 cup chicken mixture: 349 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 650mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 fat, 1 starch.
Reviews for Cashew Chicken with Ginger
"After reading reviews about blandness, I changed a few things in this really great basic recipe. I marinated the cut up chicken pieces in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, and sriracha sauce for several hours. When I stir fried, I added more fresh garlic (three small cloves crushed?) and another squeeze of sriracha. I also followed the suggestion of adding the green onion at the end. Turned out fantastic."
"My Husband really liked this dish. The only thing I would recommend is if you like ginger you may want to add a little more. We love fresh ginger, therefore we were craving more ginger flavor. I also did not have a green pepper on hand so I julieanned some carrots which turned out well and added a nice hue to the dish."
"Good, but I used snap peas instead of green pepper"
"I admit I gave this a 5 star BECAUSE of some additions I made. I added additional ginger, as well as some sesame oil and minced garlic. I also waited to add the green onions at the end. I've made it twice now with my changes and it's fabulous!"
"We loved this AFTER I doctored up the sauce. I added salt, pepper and Asian Sesame Seed dressing and some other *stuff* to give it more of a kick. Family said to definitely make up again, but be sure to write up all of the changes to the sauce. ;-)"
"We just got our Simple and Delicious magazine, and couldn't wait to try this. I didn't have fresh ginger so I used ground ginger. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and yummy recipe. A real keeper!"
"If I were to make this again I would definitely add some fresh garlic, some sherry and salt and pepper. I would also decrease the broth and mushrooms. It was a bit too bland for my taste, but is a good starting point to build from."
"I made this meal on a whim, I didn't have the water chestnuts available but my husband LOVED it! I also did not add the rice, it was perfectly wholesome for a quick lunch meal."
"The subtle ginger flavor in this dish is just perfect with the blend of chicken, veggies and cashews. Definitely a keeper!"
"Incredibly good! The only thing I would change is to make a bit more of the sauce, especially if serving it over rice. Delicious!"
"My Family loves this recipe, they are very picky eaters, but still enjoy the flavore :)"
"My family prefers spicy food; this recipe was too bland for our taste."
"This was very good. I would have liked the sauce to be a bit sweeter, and would recommend adding the green onions at the end, rather than cooking them for 5 minutes."
"This is FANTASTIC!!!! My whole family loved it :o)"
"My boyfriend and I both LOVE chineese food. We order at least once a week. tHIS WAS SCRUMPCIOUS! We are not big on mushrooms, so we replaced them with more green peppers! YUMMY! deff. a main stay dish at our house"
"Thanks for posting. Sounds good. My Dh likes cashew chicken. We goto a Chinese resturant here in town that has it.Angie"