Honey Chicken With Cashews

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"From our Saturday newspaper The Weekend West. Times are estimated. Please note feel free to add any other vegetables to the dish and if you like a bit of kick add finely sliced chilli to the sauce and or chicken. Recently made this and we added some extra vegetables and put a small Thai chilli (finely sliced) into the sauce and stir fried into the vegetables but we both agree these chillies are hotter than we have grown in the past so will only put in one and divide it between sauce and the stir fry vegetables."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (394.9 g)
  • Calories 880.2
  • Total Fat - 19.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 130.5 mg
  • Sodium - 866.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 117 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.6 g
  • Sugars - 21.1 g
  • Protein - 64.9 g
  • Calcium - 90.1 mg
  • Iron - 6.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step 1

Cut chicken crossways into 1cm thick strips and toss in half the peanut oil in a bowl.

Step 2

To make the sauce, blend cornflour with water in a small jug and stir in remaining ingredietns.

Step 3

Heat a large wok over high heat and add chicken in two batches, stir-fry for about 3 minutes or until cooked through and transfer to a large plate and cover to keep warm.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in the same wok and add onion, garlic, celery and corn and stir-fry for about 2 minutes or until onion is almost tender.

Step 5

Return chicken and any juices to wok with sauce and stir-fry until sauce boils and thickens.

Step 6

Sprinkle with cashews and serve with rice.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great recipe! I followed this recipe exactly as written and believe me the hardest part of this recipe is cutting up the vegetables. The flavors are fantastic, subtly sweet from the honey but also savory with a hint of spice from the soy and garlic. All these combined take on a truly traditional Chinese flavor. Served with noodles this made for one quick , easy and really fantastic dinner. DH said was this was "Very filling and tasted great". I think some chili would really work well with this and I am also going to try the sauce with just vegetable's and noodle's. I think I am on a winner with this one ! Better than take away any day! Thanks Pat.

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(10 May 2021)