Thursday, May 7, 2015

Honey, soy & garlic chicken stirfry with cashews

I've had a love of stirfry's for years. Ever since I learnt how to cook one in year 8 home economics I've been addicted. I suppose they're a good thing to be addicted to given they're so healthy. T on the other hand doesn't really like them at all so in the past four and a bit years I've hardly eaten them. I indulged in them a lot when I was pregnant and he was doing night shift, but other than that I've missed out. Until lately.


I recently discovered that he actually likes chicken stirfry with cashews and we've found a combination of veggies that he'll actually eat too. Bingo. So naturally I've been running with this at least once a week ever since. He hardly ever eats veggies so this is one of my only ways of getting him to eat them, he's basically just a big fussy child.


For this stirfry I use chicken, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, snow peas and capsicum. I've discovered over many years of trying that these are pretty much the only veggies that T will eat and they go nicely with the honey, soy & garlic sauce. You can of course substitute veggies for others if you like.



The first couple of times I made this stirfry I did cheat and use a packet sauce from the shops. However, I forgot the packet sauce last time we went shopping, but luckily I had all the ingredients needed to make my own sauce in the pantry. I made my sauce with honey, soy sauce, olive oil and crushed garlic. Its actually super easy, I don't know why I was even buying packet sauces.

Making the stirfry is super, super easy {which is probably why I love them}. Literally chop up the veggies and set aside, chop and brown the chicken and then add in the veggies. Top with the sauce and cashews and you're done, basically {see method below}. It's so easy you could even get the men in your life to cook it for you!



HONEY, SOY & GARLIC CHICKEN STIRFRY

PREP 15MIN | COOK 10MIN

INGREDIENTS

Honey, Soy & Garlic Sauce  
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1½ tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons crushed garlic {or 2 cloves of garlic}

Chicken Stirfry
1 chicken breast
½ small head of broccoli
¼ small head of cauliflower
2 sticks celery
½ red capsicum
8 snow peas
1 small onion
2 cups rice
unsalted cashews

METHOD

Sauce
Combine soy sauce, olive oil, honey and garlic into a bowl and stir well. Add extra honey to taste if required.

Stirfry
Dice all vegetables into small chunks and set aside. Cut chicken into strips. Put rice on to boil. Cook onion and chicken until browned. Add vegetables hardest to softest leaving snow peas and capsicum until last. Cook until broccoli turns bright green. Add sauce and cook until vegetables are well covered. Add cashews right at the end. Serve with rice.


Linking with Kaz, Lucy, Grace & Sonia

23 comments:

  1. Oh... I haven't had breakfast yet so that looks delicious. Will bookmark for dinner one night next week!

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  2. I love a good stirfry because they are so quick and easy to make and are packed full of veggies. Good on you for finding something that works in your house.

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    1. Yep such an easy way to get veggies into everyone :)

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  3. Yum. I love a good stir fry. My hubby always cooks them because he's just better at it. He likes to think he's a wok master :)

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    1. Lol I don't think T would ever cook a stirfry!

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  4. It sounds like you have a winner with this one! We love stir fries in our house too. I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for linking up with us x

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    1. Yea its only taken me 4 yrs to get T to eat one lol.

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  5. Snap. I love stir-frys, but nobody else really does in this house. If I'm calculating about what i use, I can get away with it once in a while. So annoying because it is healthy, delicious, and easy and economical, and it's very rare to get all 4 of those in one dish.

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    1. Yea thats my problem too it takes lots of planning and trial and error to work out what he'll actually eat.

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  6. Oh that looks so great! Love all the veggies in there!!

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  7. That's exactly my type of weekly diner! Thanks for sharing! xx cathy

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    1. Its so good I'm craving it right now, might have to make it again this week :)

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  8. Visiting from the WWU link party. This recipe looks delicious!!

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  9. This looks like a good mid week meal! My girls would love this!

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  10. I am craving a stir fry now! I don't cook with nuts often, I am so looking for cashews at the supermarket tomorrow to make a stir fry.

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    1. I don't cook with nuts much either but I love me a cashew with a stirfry!

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  11. I honestly would rate honey soy and garlic as one of my most fave favour combos... ever! This looks sooo good chick xx

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  12. Yummo! You've inspired me to make it for dinner tomorrow night

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