Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Honey Cashew Chicken with Broccoli and Rice

Tonight was a honey cashew chicken with broccoli. It was a great recipe and we will definitely make again, but ours came out too sweet, so watch the honey amounts. It might also be that our hoisin sauce was on the much sweeter side. We used a portable burner (which we first saw at a restaurant called Nagomi, where we tried hot pot, or swish swish for the first time). This burner was able to get the wok hotter and faster, and resulted in a very pleasant stir fry. The nuts actually caramelized and were like candied nuts almost.


1 lb broccoli florets
1 cup cashews
1 lb chicken breast
1 cup bell peppers or mini bell peppers, sliced
2 cups rice - prepared per cooking instructions, depending on the type of rice you use
canola oil to fry

2 tbs hoisin sauce
6 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
sesame seeds
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp sesame oil

1 teaspoon corn starch
2 tbsp cold water


1. Slice the chicken into strips or cubes, as desired. We did strips.
2. Mix together the sauce.
3. Marinate the chicken in the sauce for at least 30 minutes.
4. Remove chicken from sauce to fry in wok
5. Wok fry the chicken, using canola oil 
6. Wok fry the veggies, adding the sauce and corn starch dissolved in coldwater about halfway through to thicken it up.
7. Add cashews. 

What we liked:

It was probably the best cashew chicken we have ever had. 

What we didn't like:

Too much honey (2 tbsp) the recipe above is adjusted with less honey. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He actually seemed to like it. 

Next time:

No changes other than the honey decrease which is reflected in the recipe above. 

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