Monday, November 19, 2012

Sriracha Honey Cashew Chicken

Sriracha Honey Cashew Chicken recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Last week, I was craving Chinese food when Tricia posted this recipe along with mouth-watering photographs. I had all the ingredients in the house already; so I made this for dinner that same night. We absolutely loved it. I've made this twice now, both with and without the cashews and it was delicious both ways. My kids preferred it without the nuts and my husband and I liked it both ways. However you make it, this recipe is a keeper!

Sriracha Honey Cashew Chicken
recipe adapted from Cooking Light via Saving Room for Dessert
(printable recipe)

3 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2" pieces, about 1 lb
3 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon light olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 medium head of broccoli, cut into small florets, about 3 cups worth (you can peel and thinly slice the stem as well, that is my favorite part)
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup snowpeas, sliced in half
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry roasted unsalted cashews
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce

Mix the cornstarch, salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the chicken in a mixing bowl. Toss to coat the pieces. Set aside. Prep the vegetables and place them in a second mixing bowl next to the chicken. In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the honey, soy sauce, vinegar and sriracha. Set aside.

Warm the oils in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and toss in the oil to coat. Saute while stirring or tossing constantly for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring or tossing constantly for another 3-4 minutes, until the vegetable colors brighten and then are barely softened.

Stir in the cashews and then pour the prepared sauce over the skillet. Toss well to coat well and then increase the heat to high for just a minute or so. The sauce should thicken slightly and stick to everything in the skillet. Serve with or without rice and Enjoy!

Sriracha Honey Cashew Chicken recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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18 comments:

  1. What a delicious chicken dish - I've bookmarked this and I think it will be very popular around here - the photo is gorgeous!!
    Mary x

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  2. This sounds like it would be so flavorful!!

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  3. Wow, this looks good. So colorful. I've bookmarked this one. I just wanted to let you know that we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday with local family because we're traveling on Wednesday to reach other family. I served your habanero cranberry sauce and everyone had a raving FIT. Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. Your photos are wonderful Mary! So happy you liked the dish - now I want it again after seeing your post! I made your cranberry sauce but haven't served it yet. I tasted it and thought it was great and way too easy! Thanks again - hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  5. Both of you are ganging up on me...now I've been tempted twice! I'm making this next week, already stockpiling the ingredients.

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  6. My watered when I saw Tricia's post and now it is again. I have it saved and will need to make it soon.

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  7. Just pinned this! Holy BADWORDS I can't wait to try making this! Sriracha muchacha!

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  8. This looks soooo good and I love Chinese but can never find any good copycat recipes! I will be trying this for sure :)

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  9. Oh yes, now I know what my next stir fry will be!!! YUM!!!

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  10. I can't get enough Sriracha so this is getting pinned. I love everything in here from the cashews to all of the chopped up veggies - yum!

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  11. I like that combo and it looks delicious! Great work.

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  12. Made this tonight. It was totally awesome. Not too hot, wonderful blend of flavors. I will TOTALLY make it again! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Im making this for dinner, just substituting shrimp for the chicken

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  14. This was absolutely delicious! What a great recipe - I will definitely make again.

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  15. I've made this a couple of times - it was GOOD. Even DH enjoyed.

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  16. Made this the other night! Everyone should definitely try!! Delicious!

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  17. This is awesome! Family loved it, especially
    The six-year-old (I did halve the siracha

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  18. This is so GOOD! I made it a couple times last fall.

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