This Chinese cashew chicken recipe is a dish favored by many. It has a place in easy chicken recipes. When I want to make one dish with both chicken and nuts, this is the one I'm going to choose among the Chinese chicken recipes.
Chicken breast -- 2, boneless, skinless, cut into small cubes
Cashew nuts -- 1 cup
Celery, or green bell pepper -- 1 cup, cut into small square pieces
Carrot -- 1 cup
Ginger -- 10 slices
Onion (optional) -- 1 cup, cut into small square pieces
Corn starch -- 2 teaspoon
Rice wine or dry sherry -- 1 teaspoon
Oyster sauce -- 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce -- 1 1/4
White pepper powder -- a few dashes to taste
Sugar -- 1 teaspoon
Rice wine -- 1 teaspoon
Sesame oil -- 1/4
Salt -- to taste
Marinate the chicken for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, mix the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
Heat up a wok with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil over high heat, stir-fry the chicken until half-cooked. Dish out and set aside.
Add another 1 tablespoon of cooking oil into the wok and add the ginger slices, bell peppers and onions until aromatic.
Add the chicken back in, add in the cashew nuts and do a few quick stirs. Put in the sauce and stir continuously until the chicken meat is well cooked and well coated with the sauce.
Add desired salt, dish out and serve the Chinese Cashew Chicken hot with rice.