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Cashew Chicken

I went to the new Asian super market last night,  not entirely impressed with the crowd, but the selection is better than the older market, so will definitely give it another chance on a weekday in the coming weeks. I have been looking up new recipes to try for this week, and tonight’s main dish is Cashew Chicken. Little girl and I thought it was rather tasty, though hubby was not a fan of it, I am not sure why, either way, here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

2 boneless & skinless chicken breast (cut into small cubes)
1/2 cup cashew nuts
1 small green bell pepper (cut into small square pieces)
5 slices ginger
1/2 onion (cut into small square pieces)

Marinate:

2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1 teaspoon rice wine

Sauce:

1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1-1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
6 tablespoons water
3 dashes white pepper powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon rice wine
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Marinate the chicken meat with the baking soda for 15-20 minutes and then rinse the chicken thoroughly. (Please make sure that the chicken is properly rinsed clean of the baking soda.)
  2. Pat the chicken meat dry with paper towels and then marinate with the rest of the ingredients for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix the sauce together and set aside.
  4. Heat up a wok with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and stir-fry the chicken meat until the color turns white or half-cooked. Dish out and set aside.
  5. Add another 1 tablespoon of cooking oil into the wok and add in the ginger slices, bell peppers and onions.
  6. Stir-fry until you smell the peppery aroma from the green peppers and add the chicken meat back in.
  7. Add in the cashew nuts and do a few quick stirs.
  8. Add in the sauce and stir continuously until the chicken meat is cooked and well coated with the sauce. Add salt to taste, dish out and serve the Cashew Chicken hot with steamed white rice.

Adapted from Rasa Malaysia

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