Spicy Chicken with Cashews

Native to Brazil, cashews made their way east via seventeenth-century Portuguese explorers and are now commonly featured in Asian dishes. Serve this alongside rice and vegetables for a complete meal.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp. chili paste
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 oz. each), cut into 1" cubes
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 2 scallions, sliced on the bias

Directions

  • In a small bowl mix dark soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, sesame oil, and chili paste. Set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a preheated wok or medium skillet. Stir-fry chicken until nearly cooked through, about 3–4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Wipe wok clean with a paper towel and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Stir-fry cashews very briefly until golden.
  • Add prepared sauce to the wok and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and return chicken back to the wok. Mix through and serve hot, garnishing with scallions.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp. chili paste
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 oz. each), cut into 1" cubes
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 2 scallions, sliced on the bias

Directions

  • In a small bowl mix dark soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, sesame oil, and chili paste. Set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a preheated wok or medium skillet. Stir-fry chicken until nearly cooked through, about 3–4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Wipe wok clean with a paper towel and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Stir-fry cashews very briefly until golden.
  • Add prepared sauce to the wok and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and return chicken back to the wok. Mix through and serve hot, garnishing with scallions.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat21g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium530mg
Total Carbohydrate8g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Protein23g