Chinese cashew chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 Chicken breasts,
Boned and skinned
½ pounds Chinese pea pods
½ pounds Mushrooms
4 Green onions
2 cups Bamboo shoots, drained
1 cup Chicken broth,
Or bouillon cube dissolved
In water
¼ cup Soy sauce
2 tablespoons Corn starch
½ teaspoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
4 tablespoons Salad oil
1 pack Cashew nuts
(about 4-oz)

Slice breasts horizontally into very thin slices and cut into inch squares. Place on tray. Prepare vegetables, removing ends and strings from pea pods, slicing mushrooms, green part of onions, and the bamboo shoots. Add to tray. Mix soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in skillet over moderate heat, add all the nuts, and cook 1 minute shaking the pan, toasting the nuts lightly. Remove and reserve. Pour remaining oil in pan, fry chicken quickly, turning often until it looks opaque. Lower heat to low. Add pea pods, mushrooms, and broth. Cover and cook slowly for 2 minutes.

Remove cover, add soy sauce mixture, bamboo shoots, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Simmer uncovered a bit more and add green onions and nuts and serve immediately.

MING'S DYNASTY - Glendale, CO.

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