Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Honey Cashew Chicken

1 20 oz can pineapple chunks
2 cups cooked rice (see step # 3)
1 lb of boneless chicken breast, cut into  1" cubes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup roasted cashews

  1. Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice.
  2. Combine the juice with water to equal 1-3/4 cups.
  3. Prepare the rice according to the pkg instructions, using the pineapple juice as the cooking liquid.
  4. Combine the chicken, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a bowl. toss to coat.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, and vinegar.
  6. Heat oil in a large skillet, add the chicken mixture and cook until chicken is lightly browned about 4-5 minutes..
  7. Turn heat upto high,add garlic, red pepper, pineapples and peas. Cook until the vegetable are tender-crisp and the chicken is cooked throughout.
  8. Stir in cashews.
  9. Add honey sauce mixture to chicken. Toss to coat.
  10. Serve over rice.

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