Chicken and cashew nut stir-fry recipe

By Kate Belcher

  1. Serves 4
  2. Ready in 30 minutes
  3. Rating

Stir-frying is easy when you know how. All the principles are here in this easy recipe.

tried and tested
Chicken and cashew nut stir-fry

Ingredients

  1. 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  2. 450g skinless chicken breasts, diced
  3. 1 large carrot, quartered and cut into matchsticks
  4. 2 celery sticks, finely sliced
  5. 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  6. 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  7. Thumb-size piece fresh ginger, grated
  8. 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  9. 2 pak choi, stems sliced and leaves torn
  10. Bunch of spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  11. 300g beansprouts
  12. 100g cashew nuts, toasted
  13. 200g dried egg noodles, cooked according to packet instructions, to serve

For the sauce

  1. 1 tbsp cornflour
  2. 3 tbsp soy sauce
  3. 3 tbsp Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  4. 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

Method

  1. 1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce, season with black pepper and set aside.
  2. 2. Put the wok over a high heat for 1 minute. Add the groundnut oil and chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until nearly cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. 3. Add the carrot, celery, pepper and chilli to the wok and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic and pak choi stems and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the onions and beansprouts and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  4. 4. Return the chicken to the pan, along with the pak choi leaves. Stir-fry for 1 minute, add the sauce and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Stir in the cashews and serve with cooked noodles.

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