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Kentucky Cashew Chicken Curry

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  Boneless chicken breast 1 , cut into bite sized pieces (About 2 Breast Halves)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Peanut oil 3 Tablespoon, divided
  Salted roasted cashew halves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Can Also Use Cashew Pieces)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Rice vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Green bell pepper 1 Medium, cut into chunks
  Onion 1 Medium, cut into wedges and separated (About 4 / 8)
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Add More For Desired Thickness)

In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce with 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Add chicken pieces and stir to coat. Set aside. Add 2 tablespoons peanut oil to a deep skillet. Heat, and then add ½ cup cashew halves. Stir until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add coated chicken to hot oil in skillet and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add reserved tablespoon peanut oil to skillet. When the oil is hot, add 1 medium bell pepper, chunked, 1 medium onion, cut into wedges, and 1 teaspoon ground ginger. Saute until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Add 3 cloves minced garlic and for for about 1 minute longer. Add 2 tablespoon rice vinegar, and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Now, return cooked chicken to the skillet and heat through for about 2 minutes. Finally, stir in toasted cashews. Ladle this mixture over the cooked white rice and serve immediately. (I cooked my rice in chicken broth in a rice cooker.) If you like your Cashew Chicken to have a more intense flavor, make a gravy by placing 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring continually. Add more water to get the consistency of gravy that you like. You may add this to the finished Cashew Chicken mixture in the skillet, stirring well to combine, or you may use it for individual servings for those who like a more intense flavor. This is one of my husband's favorite meals; he likes it with the additional gravy! Enjoy!!! --Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
If you are looking for an effortless way to dress up your regular chicken curry, this video recipe is likely to dazzle you. Whip up a chicken curry flavored with loads of saucy cashews in next to no time with Betty’s Kentucky Cashew Chicken recipe. Perfect for a stick-to-your-ribs dinnertime indulgence.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 387 Calories from Fat 236

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.7%

Saturated Fat 5.2 g26%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.9 mg8.3%

Sodium 934.8 mg39%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.8%

Sugars 4.4 g

Protein 17 g34.6%

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 59.6%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 16.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Kentucky Cashew Chicken Curry Recipe Video