Cashew Chicken and Broccoli ~ One pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes
I needed a meal FAST tonight, nothing sounded good…. so I decided to invent something. I have done this since I was a a teen, I get an idea in my head and then “invent” the recipe. Some times it is amazing and some times it means we have cold cereal for dinner…lol. I was throwing everything into one pan a pan and my 9 year old said, “MOM you know you just put nuts in with the broccoli and chicken…. did you mean to do that”. Made me laugh.
Good news is this recipe took less than 15 minutes to make (same time as it took the rice to cook) and it turned out awesome. My whole family ate it up, it will be one we make again for sure.
Recipe yields 4 servings (fed my family of 6 with left overs, but we have small kids at home)
Prep time 5 min, Cook time 10 minutes
You will need:
- 4 cups raw broccoli
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
- 1-2 cups cooked chicken ( you can even use canned chicken if you’re in a rush)
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
Add at the end of cooking:
- 1/4 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons corn starch
In a large skillet add the broccoli, cashews, onion, cooked chicken, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, oil and chicken stock. Turn on high heat, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Once at a boil turn to medium heat and let boil for 7-8 minutes till broccoli is tender. Once broccoli is cooked, stir in the corn starch water blend. This will thicken your sauce, stir till well blended and sauce has formed, take off heat. Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!