Szechwan Chicken and Cashews

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An oldie but a goodie– try Szechwan Chicken if you’re cold and need warming up. It’s a great winter dish. You can make this as hot as you can handle, adding peppers or taking out the pepper flakes.

Our Autumn honey will cool it down a bit. It’s all about what works for you. We also encourage you to change things up as you prefer by adding whatever veggies you would like. Give pea pods, or fresh peas, julienne carrots, broccoli florets, a handful of shiitake mushrooms or bok choy a try, it’s all about you and the Szechwan Chicken.

This Szechwan Chicken Stir Fry is made with Eastern Shore Honey. It's delicious and easy to make.

How to Make Szechwan Chicken and Cashews

  • Gather all of the ingredients that you will need to make this recipe
  • Marinate chicken in 1 tablespoon soy sauce and rice wine for 30 minutes
  • Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, arrowroot powder, honey, and vinegar and set aside.
  • Heat oil in wok or skillet. Add pepper flakes to taste and cook.
  • Add chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes. Remove chicken.
  • Add all veggies and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add green onions, ginger and stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Return chicken to wok and cook 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Add sauce mixture.
  • Add cashews.
  • Serve over cooked brown rice.

Expert tips for this Szechwan Chicken and Cashew Recipe

Recipes are meant to be an inspiration. That’s the way we see it. Don’t feel like you have to make this recipe for Szechwan Chicken and Cashews exactly the way our recipe shows. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:

  • Try Shrimp or pork in place of the chicken
  • Take a trip to your local Asian market and get crazy with all sorts of new and interesting vegetables
  • You could make Szechwan string beans with this recipe
  • Serve on top of this Asian noodle salad

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This Szechwan Chicken Stir Fry is made with Eastern Shore Honey. It's delicious and easy to make.

Szechwan Chicken and Cashews

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, stir-fry
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 481kcal
An oldie but a goodie– try Szechwan Chicken if you’re cold and need warming up. It's a great winter dish. You can make this as hot as you can handle, adding peppers or taking out the pepper flakes.

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Ingredients

  • 2 whole chicken breasts boned, skinned and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 c unsalted cashews
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 c shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 c yellow peppers julienned
  • 1/4 c red peppers julienned
  • 1/4 c green peppers julienned
  • 1 c broccoli florets
  • 1 c onions julienned
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1 tbsp. arrowroot
  • 1 tbsp. mirin rice wine
  • 3 tbsp. low sodium organic soy sauce
  • 1 c cooked brown rice

Instructions

  • Marinate chicken in 1 tablespoon soy sauce and rice wine for 30 minutes
  • Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, arrow root powder, honey and vinegar and set aside.
  • Heat oil in wok or skillet. Add pepper flakes to taste and cook.
  • Add chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes. Remove chicken.
  • Add all veggies and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add green onions, ginger and stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Return chicken to wok and cook 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Add sauce mixture.
  • Add cashews.
  • Serve over cooked brown rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 992mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 62.8mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.8mg
An oldie but a goodie- try Szechwan Chicken if you’re cold and need warming up. It's a great winter dish. You can make this as hot as you can handle, adding peppers or taking out the pepper flakes. Our Autumn honey will cool it down a bit. It's all about what works for you.

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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  1. This was a first for me. I am not overly familiar with stir-fry. it was very delicious. Be wary of MSG, be sure you are buying organic soy/tamari sauces, always!

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