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Cashew Bourbon Chicken

rcsbriskethouse's picture
A delicious twist on a classic chinese and cajun recipe, that will send your taste buds on a journey into the world of mixed cultures, sweet yet spicy works well withh egg rolls or fried rice or just put it over some jasmine rice or cajun dirty rice
  Sesame oil 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken breasts 3
  Cashew pieces 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Brown sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Bourbon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Sesame seeds 3 Tablespoon
  Ground ginger 1 Tablespoon (fresh)
  White pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Begin by cutting the chicken breast down the middle and then cube
add the sesame oil to a large skillet
heat until it starts to slightly smoke
add the chicken
add the cashews
add the white pepper and garlic
cook the chicken and garlic and cashews until the chicken is slightly browned
place the brown sugar,bourbon,cooking wine, and soy sauce into a medium sized mixing bowl
use a whisk to break the sugar down and to mix until you have a smooth sauce
add the ginger and sesame seeds and mix until blended
once the chicken is browned add the sauce to the skillet with the chicken and cook until liquid has reduced and thickened
serve over rice jasmine, or dirty, along with egg rolls

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
i was approached by someone who loved both cajun and chinese food but couldn't decide what they wanted and so i gave them the best of both worlds
Cashew Bourbon Chicken

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1387 Calories from Fat 571

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 68 g104%

Saturated Fat 11.7 g58.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 74.8 mg24.9%

Sodium 2336.1 mg97.3%

Total Carbohydrates 155 g51.5%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.1%

Sugars 107.9 g

Protein 57 g113.2%

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 7.5%

Calcium 19.7% Iron 68.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Susan Keeton's picture
This is the absolute BEST cahew chicken I have ever tasted! You sure know how to do it!
Hyde.Ray's picture
the pic is really smokin. where is the real pic? i's sure its good.
rcsbriskethouse's picture
lol thanks hyde i was going for smokin so i guess it worked out, the first pic i took i had problems uploading for some weird reason but the next time i fix it i'll be sure to get the pic on here i promise :) RC's Brisket house and cateringRC's Keepin it real
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