Instead of ordering Chinese food from our local restaurant, I decided to make us homemade Chinese food. Whenever I do, Hubby tells me it’s better than the mall’s food court Chinese food. He loves to go get lunch there on occasion.
It’s super easy to put together. The flavor is phenomenal! Hubby and the Wee One really enjoyed the dish. In fact, in the middle of dinner, the Wee One announced dinner was “yummy.” I’ll take that compliment.
I found frozen ginger cubes at Walmart a few weeks ago. Each cube is worth 1 tsp. of minced ginger. I used the minced ginger in this dish. It made getting dinner on the table so much easier.
I also use the already minced garlic. We get a huge container at Sam’s Club. As I said, it makes getting dinner on the table quicker.
Here’s another tip to help you with dinner: I bought a big bag of frozen chicken tenderloins. The frozen chicken tenderloins were cheaper than buying fresh chicken. On the day I was going to use the chicken, I pulled out the amount of chicken needed for dinner. I then put it into the fridge to thaw out for dinner. Since it was not completely thawed out when I went to use it, it was so much easier to cut.
Lime Cashew Chicken
adapted from Robin Miller’s Quick Fix Meals
Stars of the recipe:
- 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
- 2 tsp. minced ginger
- 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1-1/2 lbs. chicken breasts or tenderloins, cubed (about 1 to 1-1/2 inches pieces)
- 1/2 c. Hoisin sauce
- 1-1/2 c. chicken broth
- 1 lime zested and juiced (I put my lime in the microwave for 10 secs. before juicing it.)
- 1 c. salted cashew halves
- 1/2 c. green onions
- In a medium skillet, heat the oil.
- Add the ginger and garlic. Heat for 1 minute.
- Add the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is browned.
- Add the Hoisin sauce, chicken broth, lime zest, and lime juice to the chicken.
- Turn the heat up to high. Allow the mixture to boil.
- Turn the heat to medium low. Allow to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked.
- Add the cashews and green onions.
- Enjoy over rice!