Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Recipe of the week

Cashew Chicken
1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
.5 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2/3 cup unsalted cashews, toasted
2 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons sugar

In a medium bowl, toss chicken with sherry and ginger. Refrigerate 30 minutes. In another bowl, combine broth, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high. Add half the chicken and cook until golden, make sure chicken in cooked through., about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add 1 teaspoon oil to skillet and cook remaining chicken, transfer to plate. Using the same skillet, add 1 teaspoon oil, garlic, cashews, and scallion whites. Cook, stirring constantly, until garlic begins to soften, about 30 seconds. Whisk sauce and add to skillet along with chicken. Cook until sauce thickens, about 30 seconds. Top with scallion greens and serve over brown jasmine rice. We tried this the other night. This is a GREAT tasting, light meal. We complimented this entree' with a mixed green salad. I found this recipe to be a good refueling meal after a tough training workout. It does take some time to prep, so try it on a weekend. FIRE IT UP!, Trainer Todd

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