Monday, March 23, 2009

Cashew Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

This recipe from The Pampered Chef's Casual Cooking Cookbook has a lot of steps, but they are easy and this recipe is such a crowd pleaser at our house I had to share. I don't know about you, but I am so craving crispy fresh veggies and a good thunderstorm or two.


Cashew Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Sauce:
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. honey
dash of ground red pepper

Combine all ingredients in small bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside; mixture will not be smooth.

Vegetables and Chicken:
4 cups broccoli florets
3 stalks celery, cut diagonally into 1" pieces
3 green onions with tops, cut into 1" pieces
2 tsps. finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger root, divided
4 tsps. vegetable oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, pressed and divided
2 pkgs. ramen noodles (any flavor)
1/3 cup cashews or peanuts

Cut all vegetables, place in separate bowls, and set aside. Cut chicken into 1" pieces. Heat 2 tsps. oil over high heat until hot. Add chicken, 1 tsp. of the ginger root, and 1 clove pressed garlic. Cook and stir 6-7 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

Reduce heat to medium-high and heat remaining 2 tsps. oil in same skillet. Add broccoli and celery and remaining ginger root and garlic . Cook and stir 2 minutes. Add green onions and continue cooking 2 more minutes or until veggies are crisp-tender. Return chicken to skillet. Stir in sauce ; bring to boil and remove skillet from heat.

Meanwhile, bring 4 cups of water to boil. Break ramen noodles and add to boiling water (discard seasoning packets or reserve for another use). Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally and drain. Stir noodles into chicken mixture and sprinkle with cashews. Serve immediately.


And after 3 days, I finally have a voice again...:-) Have a great week everyone!

12 comments:

Marisa said...

I believe I've found dinner for tonight-yum. I'll put your paper in the mail tomorrow.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Yum - we just had beef and broccoli on Saturday night, and will try this sometime soon. Broccoli is one of the only veggies my kids love.

Heather said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing. Definitely looks like a recipe worth trying!

The Aller Five said...

Yum! Trying this!!

Cherie said...

Thanks for sharing, we are going to have to give this a try! Hope you have a great weekend as well.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Drool!

I love cashew chicken so I'm going to have to try this. And who doesn't love ramen?

Camie said...

its looks delish..would you come make it for me!? I am going to have to give this one a whirl I think.

Kyndra said...

Just copied and saved this to my recipe folder. Yum!

At Home In Georgia said...

This looks so yummy! I am trying this but wish me luck counting carbs with Madi now.

Eloise said...

That looks so delicious, Amber. I am putting it on our menu for next week. Thanks for sharing

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I just made this tonight for dinner and it was super yummy! Thanks for sharing it.

Aubrey said...

Thanks...I've had this bookmarked and finally made it...it made a great dinner!