If you are looking for a one pot quick dinner, I got it for you today! This Cashew and Broccoli Chicken is all done in under half and hour and in one pot. A great mid week family dinner for the busy fall days ahead.
Okay, so I made this for dinner last night and I wasn't planning on sharing the recipe at all. But it turned out so great, I had to share. Despite not taking the time to really get proper photos, it's here it all of it's un photogenic glory. These photos were taken in the space of about 2 minutes so we could eat the food hot and fresh...ha! Apologies for the rush job and bad lighting! Normally I wouldn't bother sharing something I didn't have the time to photograph properly but this recipe turned out so great and I don't know when I will get around to making it again. It's a great one pot dinner for busy days.
I am in the process of making a list of one pot dinners that I would like to make and share with you all. We all know how busy things get in the fall, and sometimes getting dinner on the table can be quite challenging. If you follow along here on the blog, you will see that my main focus is easy and quick meals. That just sums up my life the best. Of course, there are days when I have more time and have the creativity to make some a little more Cordon Bleu shall we say. But for the most part, it's quick and easy family dinners all the way.
Speaking of quick and easy, if you haven't checked out the 30 Minutes or Less section of the blog, you should head on over and check it out. I have recently added a few more recipes to that section and am hoping to give it a big push.
And on a not fall food related topic, I am not done with summer yet. I still have some summer delights that I want to share. And who says salads are only for summer? So, keep checking back to see what's happening in the kitchen.
Now, let's take a closer look at the chicken.
Notes about the chicken:
This was such a great dish and everyone seemed to enjoy it and there were no leftovers. That is the mark of a successful dinner in this house, all eaten.
I can honestly say, it was quick and easy. The actual cooking time was only about 15 minutes, maybe pushing to 20 at max.
The recipe below is pretty straightforward. The only real thing I think I need to talk about is the sauce. I found that enough water came out of the chicken while it cooked, that I didn't need to add any to the pan to make the sauce. However if your chicken doesn't render any water, add about a third cup of water to the pan when you add the soy sauce and orange juice. This you will see in the recipe below. Apart from that all easy. Oh, I garnished the dish with extra cashew nuts and sesame seeds for a final touch. I usually always garnish my final plates but it's isn't necessary.
Happy cooking friends and keep your eyes out for more quick dinners.
Cashew and Broccoli Chicken
Serves 4 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 15 minutes
2 Chicken breast, cut into strips
1 Head of broccoli, cut into small florets
1 Cup/75 grams button mushrooms, cut into quarters
1 Small onion, halved and cut into strips
1/2 Cup/75 grams cashew nuts
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1/3 Cup/80 ml soy sauce
1/4 Cup/60 ml teriyaki sauce
Juice of one orange
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
2 Dried chillies, finely chopped
1 Teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons corn flour
2 Tablespoon water
In a small bowl, combine the teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, chillies, salt and garlic. Stir well. Put the chopped chicken in a large bowl and cover with the marinade. Stir well and leave for about 10 minutes.
Heat a wok over high heat for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring or tossing while it cooks. Add the onions,mushrooms and broccoli. Continue to cook for a further 5 minutes.
Add the orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, cashew nuts and sesame seeds. Stir well.
Mix together the corn flour and water. Pour into the pan and stir until it thickens. Leave to simmer for a few minutes.
Recommend serving with rice or noodles. Can garnish with extra cashew nuts and sesame seeds.
Click the downloadable link below to print recipe!
You might also like to try...