Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Sticky Chicken and Cashew Stir Fry - Only 300 calories and very quick to cook!

Sticky chicken and cashew stir fry


Serves 4




1 tbsp sunflower oil

2 tbsp cashew nuts

1 red, yellow or orange pepper, deseeded and chopped into medium chunks

1 red onion, chopped into chunks

2 bags or watercress (approx 150g in Total)

2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

Add to the pan Amoy Rice noodles (1 pack per person)


For the sauce:

2 tbsp soy sauce

Ginger, thumb size, grated

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (can also use white wine vinegar instead)

3 tbsp hoisin sauce


Preparation method


  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl until blended and set a side;
  2. Meanwhile, boil some water for the noodles;
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan until hot, then add chicken, cashew nuts, pepper and onion and fry for 4-5 minutes until the chicken is cooked and cashews have darkened;
  4. Meanwhile, add noodles to boiling water and cook for a few minutes. Remove and drain;
  5. Now add the sauce to the chicken and simmer. Add a little water to loosen if necessary;
  6. Remove pan from heat and stir in the watercress;
  7. Serve with noodles.

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