Chicken w/ cashews

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
TO 1-1/2 lb BONED,SKINNED CHICKEN BREASTS, CUT INTO 1 IN.PIECES
SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE
¼ teaspoon CORNSTARCH
1 tablespoon DRY SHERRY
1 EGG
2 cups OIL
1 small GREEN PEPPER,CUBED
½ cup SLICED WATER CHESTNUTS
1 teaspoon HOISIN SAUCE
½ TO 1 c RAW CASHEWS

IMPERIAL SAUCE:

Marinate chicken breasts 30 min. in salt, pep- per,cornstarch,sherry & egg. Heat wok hot & dry. Add oil. When it's just beginning to smoke, add chicken,green pepper & water chest- nuts, stirring 1-2 min. Drain through colander or sieve, reserving 2-3 tbs. oil. Return the reserved oil to wok & add Imperial Sauce & hoisin sauce. Cook 1-2 min. or until thickened slightly. Add nuts,chicken & vegetables, stirring everything together until well coated w/ sauce. Serve. Note: Hoisin sauce is pre-packaged, found in Chinese specialty stores. Made from soybeans, flour,sugar,garlic & chili peppers, it is reddish-brown in color & is creamy & sweet. If it's too thick to spread, thin w/ some sesame oil. Temperature(s): HOT Effort: AVERAGE Time: 00:50 Source: MING'S Comments: YORK ROAD; BALTIMORE Comments: WINE: WAN-FU

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