Broccoli lemon chicken with cashews

Broccoli lemon chicken with cashews

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(86 ratings)

Takes 15-25 minutes

Easy

Serves 2
A superhealthy meal for two - full of vitamin C. You could use ordinary broccoli instead of tender stem

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal372
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein48g
  • salt0.69g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil or sunflower oil
  • 340g pack of mini chicken breast fillets (sometimes called goujons)
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 200g pack tender stem broccoli, stems halved if very long
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 1 heaped tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp clear honey or 2 tsp golden caster sugar
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • the zest of half a lemon and the juice of a whole one
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • a large handful of roasted cashews
    Cashew

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add the chicken and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden. Remove from the pan and add the garlic and broccoli. Stir fry for a minute or so then cover and cook for 2 minutes more, until almost tender.

  2. Mix the stock, cornflour and honey or sugar well, then pour into the pan and stir until thickened. Tip the chicken back into the pan and let it heat through, then add the lemon zest and juice, and cashew nuts. Stir, then serve straight away with basmati rice or noodles.

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lourolls01
19th Dec, 2014
I loved this & didn't think it was too much lemon, I just added a bit more stock as I felt there wasn't enough of the sauce, but my partner & I loved this!
srussb
2nd Sep, 2014
2.55
After reading other comments, I halved the amount of lemon used and also reduced the amount of liquid. Sauce was a good consistency, but still found the lemon to be quite strong despite being a fan of it. Nice receipe but wouldn't make again.
lizzyfinn1985
25th May, 2014
Loved this recipe for years. Halve the stock and make sure to taste for salt and pepper before serving. Agree that a whole pack of chicken is too much, and I cut the ends off the tenderstem and add extra cashews, which I toast before serving. A firm favourite with my rather sickly family - the blandness is actually quite good if you suffer from regular nausea and it is great for the immune system with all the vitamin c and iron in it :)
emmas29
1st Apr, 2014
5.05
Delicious! I used half the amount of chicken as it seemed a lot for 2 people and bulked up the vegetables with some mini corn and mange tout peas. After reading the comments I made the sauce in a separate pan and only used half the amount of stock. I also added a pinch of chilli flakes to the sauce and used a mixture of honey roast and normal roast cashews.....served with basmati rice. A definite success!!!
satsumayum
19th Feb, 2014
I thought this was awful. The lemon was over powering and everything else tasted boring. Wouldn't recommend.
Poodle Doodle
11th Feb, 2014
5.05
Thank you, this was superb! I came home from work and it was nice and simple and tasted delicious. I wouldn't change a thing!
BeccaJThomas
25th Jan, 2014
I liked this; like other reviewers I added a chopped chilli, which I think it needed. My other diversion from the recipe was coating the chicken in a mix of beaten egg and flour before cooking
zoe7284
22nd Dec, 2013
Nice, if a little bland.
MrsH1978
27th Nov, 2013
I found this quite bland but my husband really enjoyed it. I'm usually a very tidy cook but I seemed to end up with stuff everywhere while making this! I don't think I'd make it again.
beckys86
19th Sep, 2013
Tasty and easy but too lemony for us, will make again but with half the amount of lemon juice

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