Cashew chicken stir-fry

Cashew chicken stir-fry

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2

This high-carb, protein-packed dish can be on the table in 20 minutes and can help you refuel after exercise

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal796
  • fat38g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs58g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre9g
  • protein51g
  • salt2.1g
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Ingredients

  • 100g cashew nut butter
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 wholewheat egg noodles nests
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (deseeded if you don't like it too hot)
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1cm-thick strips
  • 120g thin-stemmed broccoli, halved
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

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

  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 20g unsalted cashew nuts, roughly chopped
  • 4 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

Method

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cashew butter with the soy sauce and 100ml water. Set aside.

  2. Cook the noodles following pack instructions for just cooked, then drain and refresh in a bowl of cold water until needed.

  3. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic and chilli, and fry for 2 mins until softened and aromatic.

  4. Add the chicken and broccoli to the wok. Fry, stirring frequently, for 5-6 mins until both are tender. Drain the noodles and add them to the wok along with the carrot. Toss everything together well with a pair of tongs so that the noodles are heated through. Take the pan off the heat and stir through the cashew sauce. 

  5. Serve immediately, topped with the cashew nuts and spring onions. 

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Runrig
30th Apr, 2017
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This is one of the worst stir fries I've tried. There is so much cashew nut butter in the recipe that it is very cloying and difficult to chew. Will not be making this version again. Disappointed
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