Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chinese Orange Barbecue Cashew Chicken

One thing I miss with being gluten free is eating out, especially at Asian restaurants.  Most of the things are deep fried and smothered with an amazing sauce that is oh-so-not gluten free. 

So instead, I am left to create my own amazing chicken with an amazing sauce.  I still don't deep fry my chicken but it is so flavorful that it doesn't need it.  I loved this and know I will be making it again.

Orange BBQ Cashew Chicken Recipe
Adapted from Brenda's Canadian Kitchen

2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 red pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp. ginger (I used from a jar)
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup orange marmalade
2 tbsp. hot sauce (I used Franks)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup cashews
4 green onions, chopped

Spray nonstick pan with cooking spray, heat pan and season chicken with salt and pepper.  Stir fry chicken until golden brown, 4 - 5 minutes. Remove meat from the pan and reserve on plate.  Add a bit more cooking spray and add the pepper, onion, garlic and ginger to the pan and stir fry for about 3 minutes. 

In a small bowl, stir together the hoisin sauce, orange marmalade, hotsauce, soy sauce and chicken stock. 

Return the chicken to the skillet and pour in the sauce.  Add the cashews, toss to coat.  Continue cooking until the sauce thickens up a bit.  Serve with brown rice and garnish with the scallions. 

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Works for me Wednesday at We are THAT Family
Real Food Wednesdays at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
What's on your Plate? at Good Cheap Eats
Crockpot Wednesday at Dining with Debbie
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Gluten Free Wednesday at Gluten Free Homemaker
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  1. I am inviting myself over for dinner. This looks so good! It is unfortunate that all the good stuff outside uses all-purpose flour.

  2. This sounds good, I like orange chicken!

  3. Debbi, glad you enjoyed this recipe - it's one of our favourites!

  4. Oh YUM! This is right up my alley! I gotta make this one soon. Looks and sounds delicious!!

  5. Gluten free eating is definitely a problem when you're dining out. Looks like you've got the best of both worlds with this recipe, Debbi. Your Asian dinner AND gluten free!

  6. Oh yummy! Sounds and looks scrumptious!!

  7. Hi Debbi, Your Chinese Orange Barbecue Cashew Chicken recipe has been selected to be featured in a Recipe Guessing Game. Please share the following link with your friends and fans. To play, go here: http://knapkins.com/guess_games/284?source=blog Congrats again!! :)

  8. YOu are being featured on Let's Do Brunch Wednesday. Thanks for sharing with us.

    This is my favorite chicken and I want to add some of your tricks to make it even better. Ok, they are not tricks.

  9. I love the sauce on this - the ingredients sound fantastic! What a wonderful dish! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.