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What’s for dinner tonight?

Is this a question that you hear at your house often? I do admit, I usually have a plan, and at least a few meals of groceries on hand. But there comes a time every once and again that the grocery shopping isn’t done, the meals haven’t been planned, and you just don’t feel like leaving the house to take care of it. Thank goodness for a stocked pantry/freezer and daytime television!

I was having one of those days awhile back, and luckily caught this being made on tv. As I was watching, I was making a mental note of the ingredients, realizing I had most on hand. And I could substitute the one or two ingredients I didn’t have.

That night, we had a hot, homemade dinner on the table, and I do have to say, it was pretty tasty. Not too bad for not being prepared!!

Chinese Orange Barbecue Cashew Chicken
adapted from The Rachael Ray Show

Serves 4

2 tablespoon canola oil
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces
salt and pepper
1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons tamari
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup cashews

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of oil, about 2 tablespoons. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. When the pan is very hot, add in the meat and stir-fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove the meat from the pan and reserve on a plate.

Add the bell pepper, onion, garlic and ginger to the skillet and stir-fry until tender, 3-4 minutes. While that’s cooking up, stir together the hot sauce, tamari, hoisin sauce, orange marmalade and stock in a small bowl.

When the veggies are tender, return the chicken to the skillet and pour the sauce over everything. Add the cashews to the skillet, toss to coat and continue cooking until the sauce thickens up, about 1 minute.

Serve the stir-fry over rice.

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13 Responses to Chinese Orange Barbecue Cashew Chicken

  1. Chocolate Shavings says:

    That sounds like the perfect go-to meal Deborah!

  2. kat says:

    I find this type of Asian inspired meal such a savour

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    That looks delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    how funny, I just made this meal last week, I must have been watching Rachael Ray the same day.

  5. Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    how funny, I just made this meal last week, I must have been watching Rachael Ray the same day.

  6. Laura says:

    Mmmm, I love cashew chicken! Great quick, weeknight meal. Thanks, I'm definitely adding this one to the cache of recipes to try!

  7. Grace says:

    orange chicken is one of the few chinese dishes that i enjoy, and the added crunch from the cashews makes it even better. me likey. :)

  8. Sophie says:

    I was hoping to make an asian chicken dish for dinner tonight, this sounds like a yummy one. I love using orange marmalade! Now I just have to get ahold of some tarami sauce.

  9. Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} says:

    Looks delicious! I seem to be on an Asian kick as of late, so I'll have to add this to the ever-growing list!

  10. Katerina says:

    This sounds delicious, I wonder if it would actually work on the grill, or the same flavours anyways…. It is called Barbecue after all.

  11. Abby says:

    Looks great, and like you I'm all about quick, filling and maybe even a little healthy?! Ha.

  12. Mary says:

    I love getting inspiration from tv and having all the ingredients on hand! The chicken looks delicious too!

  13. isabelle says:

    That sounds delicious!
    I love orange chicken, I'm going to try that some time!

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