Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cashew Chicken - version 2.0

Here lately I've felt like I've been in a bit of a cooking rut. This recipe was well liked by the family, but I simply forgot about it. I finally got around to trying an idea I had been toying with for this recipe. I wanted it to taste more authentic, so I subbed sesame oil for the olive oil and chicken broth for the orange juice. It turned out FABULOUS!!! Seriously, it tasted like something that you would get at your favorite Chinese take out place. With those two simple substitutions, it went from being a well liked dinner to being a favorite dinner!  

¾ cup Orange Juice   Chicken Broth
1/3 cup Honey
¼ cup Soy Sauce (make sure it's GF)
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
½ tsp. Pepper
4 boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 1/2 Tbs. Olive Oil  Sesame Oil
1 Tbs. Corn Starch
1 cup Cashews
4 green onion
1 lg, carrot sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
Combine and set aside the OJ  Chicken Broth, Honey, Soy Sauce, Corn Starch, Garlic Powder, Pepper. In a large pan sauté the chicken. In a separate pan cook olive oil  sesame oil, green onions, carrot, and celery until softened. Add veggies, sauce, cashews to chicken and heat through.

After sauteing the chicken, I remove it from the pan and cut into bite size pieces. I then add the carrot, celery, and green onion to the same pan as the chicken. I basically turn it into a one pot meal. I guess I'm just lazy like that. ;)


  1. MMMmmm!!! This sounds delicious! Would you mind if I shared this? :D I'm so glad you're up again. I'm up again also!

    1. Feel free to share Heather. A link back to here would be nice but not necessary. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

    2. I was definitely planning on sharing a link and telling everyone to go visit your blog. :D Thanks so much!!! I'll let you know when I've posted. You're so awesome!!

  2. Awwww, shucks! You're gonna make me blush. :)