I stood in my kitchen, staring into the fridge, wondering what to do for dinner. I saw chicken breasts and thought of things I could do with it that were different from my usual fare. After a quick browse around the pantry, I decided to make my own Cashew Chicken.
2 Chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of oil
Any vegetables you like: I used green beans, carrots and broccoli florets
A handful of cashews
1 teaspoon of fresh, grated ginger (or powdered spice)
2 pressed garlic cloves
1 cup of water
White rice, for a side dish
In a large plastic Ziploc bag, combine the chopped chicken, flour, salt and red pepper flakes. Shake the bag to cover the chicken in flour.
Heat the oil in a wok and cook the chicken until crispy and browned. Remove the chicken.
Stir fry the vegetables in water until soft.
Add the cashews and chicken.
Add a bit more water and let the liquid boil off.
Serve over white rice!
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