Cashew Lime Chicken With Rice

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Why I Love This Recipe

A friend left half a can of cashews at my place. I had no clue what to do with them. Then, this recipe was in the paper the next week. I usually shy away from cooking asian food, because it never tastes like the real deal to me. This recipe actually comes close!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 C basmati or jasmine rice
2 t peanut oil
1 T peeled and minced fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic
1 1/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 t salt
1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 C reduced sodium chicken broth
1/4 C hoisin sauce
1 T fresh lime juice
1 t finely grated lime zest
1 C salted dry roasted cashews


Cook rice according to package directions.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute.

Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.

Add salt and pepper and stir to coat.

Add the broth, hoisin, lime juice and zest, and bring to a simmer.

Partially cover the pan and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce thickens, 8 to 10 minutes.

Chop cashews; serve chicken over rice and top with cashews.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

We tried it for the same reason - leftover cashews! The flavor is great, but the sauce was not thick at all so I added cornstarch mixed with a little water and it thickened nicely. We also added water chestnuts and baby corn. A nice treat.

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