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    Cashew Chicken

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    35 mins

    25 mins

    10 mins

    tgobbi's Note:

    This is the cashew chicken dish I served when I owned my restaurant. It's adapted from "The Chinese Menu Cookbook" by Hush and Wong.

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    For frying

    • 1 cup vegetable oil, about



    1. 1
      *Hoisin sauce is available in Asian markets.
    2. 2
      It's made with beans, flour, garlic, etc.
    3. 3
      This is the stuff they serve with mu shu pork that they call plum sauce.
    4. 4
      It is, in fact not plum sauce and doesn't look or taste anything like plum sauce.
    5. 5
      Marinade (10- 20 minutes).
    6. 6
      Sub other vegetables if you want.
    7. 7
      Heat the oil in wok; carefully add chicken and stir unti just cooked.
    8. 8
      (This shouldn't take more than 90 seconds to two minutes).
    9. 9
      Remove to a sieve and let the oil drain into a bowl.
    10. 10
      Reheat the wok and add a tablespoon or two of the oil.
    11. 11
      Stir fry the vegetables until just cooked.
    12. 12
      Return chicken; stir in hoisin adding a little chicken stock if too dry.
    13. 13
      Stir in nuts& sesame oil.
    14. 14
      Serve immediately with steamed rice.
    15. 15
      Note: this dish doesn't have a lot of gravy, just the hoisin that coats the chicken and vegetables.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 30, 2002


      Probably the best Chinese I've ever cooked. I didn't have the hoisin sauce, but even without, it was terrific.

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    • on August 27, 2002


      I love this dish! It's very tasty. My family loved it.

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    • on July 30, 2012


      This was incredible! The first time I've ever made Chinese food that was anything like restaurant-quality. My whole family inhaled it, and I can't wait to have the leftovers (of which there wasn't much) for lunch tomorrow. I added some soy sauce along with the hoisin at the end, and put garlic and ginger in the chicken marinade.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cashew Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (205 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1543.2
    Calories from Fat 1295
    Total Fat 143.9 g
    Saturated Fat 21.9 g
    Cholesterol 166.1 mg
    Sodium 1675.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 9.1 g
    Protein 34.8 g

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