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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Slow Supper~ Stir fry

This weeks Sunday Slow Supper is a Stir-Fry.
Candi's blog is Wanderlust and Passions. She shared her recipe for Cashew Chicken, which she learned to make in a cooking class in Chiang Mai during their trip to Thailand. I agree that stir-fry is the perfect 'go to' method for busy nights, it is easily adaptable with whatever you have on hand.

Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
cooking oil
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, finely diced
4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size cubes or strips
2 Tbs fish sauce
3 Tbs oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow squash, diced
1 zucchini, diced
8 oz jelly, oyster or shitake mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tsp corn starch(optional)
1/2 cup unsalted cashews

Heat 2 to 3 Tbs of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and onions and stir-fry until browned. Sear chicken on both sides for about three minutes(I use the sides of the skillet).(The chicken should be almost fully cooked at this point, if need to, cook for longer). Add fish sauce, oyster sauce and sugar and mix for another minute. Add vegetables and stir-fry for a minute or two. Add the chicken broth, cover and simmer for three to four minutes until vegetables are tender and chicken is fully cooked.
If you wish to thicken the sauce, use a slotted spoon to transfer the chicken and vegetables to a plate, and add cornstarch to the sauce whisking for a minute or two until sauce is thickened. Transfer the chicken and vegetables back to the skillet to keep warm.
Serve the stir-fry over your favorite rice (I make white rice) and top with cashews.
I adapted this by leaving out the peppers and adding some snap peas... I love the fresh flavors in this stir fry. I will be using this again and again.
Thanks Candi!
Y'all enjoy,


Queen B. said...

ooooooooo *YUM!*

Velva said...

You are absolutely right that stir fries are a great way to go when you are in a hurry or during the week.

Your cashew chicken stir fry looks delicious.

candi said...

Sandi, I am glad you liked it. I think snap peas are a great addition.p

Chef Aimee said...

This is my favorite Asian dish!

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