Lunch / Dinner
Cashew Chicken with Ginger & Scallions
Stir-fries are perfect for weeknight meals — they cook so quickly! And the ever-popular cashew chicken (a staple on most Chinese menus) is a simple dish to make at home. With a few ingredients, you probably already have on hand, this dish can be on the table in just 20 minutes. Serve it with rice for a full meal.
Test Kitchen Tip
Toasted sesame oil adds extra flavor to this stir-fry, but you can use a neutral oil — such as canola or peanut — if that’s what’s in your pantry.
Cook chicken in a saucepan of boiling salted water until cooked through, 4–5 minutes; drain.
Heat oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high. Add cashews; stir-fry until fragrant, 1 minute. Add ginger and stir-fry 30 seconds. Stir in soy sauce and chili garlic sauce, then add cooked chicken; stir-fry 2 minutes more. Stir in scallions.
To get it ready for stir-frying and keep it tender and moist, precook the chicken in salted water.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 500mg 20%
Carbs 11g 3%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.