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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sweet Cashew Chicken

I haven't forgotten you all, I promise! Running the school is zapping all my time and energy. I have so many more hats to wear since my son is no longer my partner running the school. I do have a great new family who has come into our learning community. Without them, I would not have been able to do it. We have certainly had our challenges this year so far, and October is not even quite here yet. Whew! Working with teens is quite a roller coaster ride.

Speaking of October--that is also where I have been. Putting together all the new recipes for the Diner News is quite a task. We have some really great new chicken dishes this month. In fact. the whole issue is devoted to that versitile bird. Afterall, October is the month to do the chicken dance at Octoberfest. Did the chicken dance at school today and the teens just looked at us so weird. Not that unusual for them to look at us like that though.

With all the recipe testing, I can say I am ready for some beef. Seems like the bird has been on the menu all the time this past month. Now, you can make room on your menu for some new chicken dishes too. If you want all the recipes, be sure to head over to the Diner order page. Just $6 bucks a year, and 8 pages each month. Great deal.

I have one new recipe for a low calorie Orange Chicken. That is wonderful, but the hubby is a big fan of Cashew Chicken. I came up with this one for him. It is sweet and mild and low calorie too. I made mine with my Gingerbread flavored coffee sweetener. I figured, most Asian recipes have ginger, so give it a try. Delish. If you don't have that one, go for caramel flavor. It is not overpowering either way, but the touch of sweetness is great. If you don't use any of those flavorings, just sub some of the sweetener you like to equal the sweetness of 2 tablespoons sugar.

Also, if you don't do xanthan gum, you can sub any thickener or leave it out entirely. I won't be exactly the same, but it will be tasty. Soy works for Tamari too. Now straight from the October 2012 Low Carb Diner News:

Sweet Cashew Chicken

3 tbsp water
2  tbsp Caramel or Gingerbread flavored sugarfree syrup
1 1/2 tbsp Tamari
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2  tsp fish sauce
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
12 oz chicken breast, cut into cubes
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp minced garlic
2 cups broccoli flowerets                                                                  

1/2 small bell pepper, cut into cubes
1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts

In a bullet blender, combine water, syrup, tamari, vinegar, sesame oil, fish sauce and xanthan gum. Process until smooth and set aside.

Heat coconut oil in a wok or skillet, Add the garlic and chicken. Stir-fry the chicken until the surface turns white, then add in the broccoli and bell pepper. Stir fry until vegetables are tender crisp. Add the cashews and sauce and fry to desired doneness.                    

261 calories  6 net carbs   17 g fat

There you go. Easy and delicious and a nice change of pace when you crave Chinese food. Bet you want some!

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Anonymous said...

How many servings?

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