Chicken with cashew nuts (oriental cooking)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ pounds Fresh chicken meat - diced
½ cup Unsalted roasted cashew nuts
1 cup Diced Bok Choy stalks -or celery
½ cup Diced bamboo shoots
½ cup Diced water chestnuts - fresh or can
1 cup Diced sweet green pepper
1 cup Diced sweet red pepper - or carrots
1 teaspoon Minced fresh garlic root
1 teaspoon Minced garlic
1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
½ tablespoon Bean sauce
1 teaspoon Chili sauce ( optional) (up to 2)
4 tablespoons Cooking oil
¼ cup Water or chicken stock
1 teaspoon Sesame oil or hot sesame oil ( spicy)
2 teaspoons Cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon cold water
1 tablespoon Thin soy sauce
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Wine
2 teaspoons Cornstarch
2 teaspoons Cooking oil


Recipe by Betty SooHoo Eng, Instructor - Mayland Community College serves about 6 people

1. Heat wok over high heat until hot (omit preheating if your wok is teflon coated). Put in 2 tablespoons cooking oil, add chicken, stir fry for 2 minutes or until chicken is brown, remove and set aside.

2.Put 2 tablespoons cooking oil in hot wok, put in ginger,garlic, Hoisin sauce, and bean sauce. Then put in all the diced vegetables. Stir fry for 1 minute. Pour in ¼ cup of water or chicken stock, cover and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Put in the cooked chicken and sesame oil, Stir in cornstarch to thicken.

Remove to a serving plate. Sprinkle roasted cashew nuts on top. Serve hot.

My notes: Ingredients in Hoisin Sauce : sugar, vinegar, soy bean, water, salt, wheat flour, garlic, sesame seed, chili, spices and artificial color (fd&c red#4) It is bottled in Hong Kong.

If anyone is still interested in Oriental recipes I have the recipe for: Beef Lo Mein, Steak with Onion, Chicken fried Rice, and Sweet and Sour Soup. Let me know.

Ruth, who will be going again to Knoxville TN. again this weekend for a taping of Club Dance. Starting on Sept. 13 we can be seen on TNN-( Nashville Network ) at either 9:A.M or 2P.M. eastern time for 9 consecutive weekdays. My husband is very tall, and I am short and somewhat dumpy. We both have grey hair, and he has a grey beard. Perhaps you can find us in the crowd of dancers.

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