Monday, April 16, 2018

Busy Day Cashew Chicken

This is one of those recipes that makes use of prepackaged food. I am not at all averse to using such things now and again, and when I do, I use only the best, in this case, a breaded Chicken Fried Chicken patty from Omaha Steaks. If you prefer, you can just as easily use chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, or any other form of breaded chicken available at your local market.

What makes this so good is the sauce. My boys used to love it when I would make cashew chicken when they were little. Back then I went to a lot of trouble getting chicken breasts, cutting them into strips, marinating them, breading them, and then stir frying them to make them crispy. By the time the dinner was ready to be put on the table I was exhausted. Who has time for that? This makes it very easy. The sauce is a spicy take on a basic white sauce, and you can adjust the heat according to your tastes.

Use this recipe and dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes, and you’ll please everyone in the family. Serve it with a vegetable, and side of rice. Be sure to add a dollop of sauce on the rice. It is so good!
Busy Day Cashew Chicken

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon instant chicken soup base (I use
3 cups whole milk
3 scallions, sliced diagonally
1/2 cup cashews
Breaded chicken patties, strips, or nuggets to feed 4

Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Add flour, and stir over medium heat for one minutes until well combined. Add cayenne pepper, chicken soup base, and milk, stirring constantly until thickened and smooth. Add more or less cayenne pepper depending upon your tastes. Meanwhile, prepare chicken according to package directions. When chicken is ready, ladle sauce over the top and sprinkle with scallions and cashews. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

If you like make-at-home Chinese food as much as I do, you will also enjoy this Chinese Walnut Chicken.

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Linda said...

That sauce looks delicious Pattie. Don't know why I've never tried a recipe with cashews since we both love them so much! said...

I love that Chicken Fried Chicken from Omaha Steaks Pattie and your sauce sounds delicious! Thank you!

Zaa said...

Now this something special for supper... I have a big container of cashews just waiting to do something exciting ...... and the sauce will be an additional treat for hubby .. Thank You ..and have a fabulous day ...Hugs