Cashew Chicken

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into small cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 1/3 cup water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • In a bowl, combine the vinegar, brown sugar, oyster sauce, sesame oil, 1/4 cup of the soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of the ginger. Set aside.

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • In the same skillet, stir-fry the garlic, bell peppers and remaining 2 tablespoons ginger, keeping them crisp-tender. Deglaze the skillet with the sherry and scrape up any brown bits. Add the reserved soy mixture and cook until the mixture boils, about 1 minute. Whisk together the cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup soy in a small bowl, then stir the slurry into the skillet. Add the cashews and water chestnuts. Add 1/4 cup water to thin the sauce. Cook for another minute.

  • Serve garnished with the scallions and cilantro.


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