The best thing about being ‘the cook’, at least at my house, is you get to call the shots as to what gets put on the table every night (some mornings and afternoons too!). So, I love finding durable, easy to prepare recipes that let me deliver takeout favourites whenever I feel like them. That’s why I learned how to make my own pizza dough and sauce. It’s also why I spent time perfecting a variety of Chinese takeout type dishes for the home cook.
One key ingredient in this recipe, which I found at thechunkychef.com , cashews, were originally found in the Amazon rain forest of what we now call Brazil. But, the cashew evergreen was spread all over the world by Portuguese explorers and commercial cashew operations are now found in Brazil, Vietnam, India and a number of African countries. Aside from being my favourite nut because they’re so delicious, cashews offer a wide variety of health benefits being chock full of essential vitamins, minerals and vital antioxidants.
Cashews promote the metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrates at the cellular level. And, while relatively high in caloric count, they are considered an abundant source of crucial minerals like manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Taken at a handful a day cashews can fight deficiency diseases. Selenium in particular is a co-factor for one of the most powerful antioxidants in the body one of which provides important UV-ray filtering and is thought instrumental in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration
Vitamins B-5, B-6, thiamin and riboflavin also are all significantly present in cashews and combine to help combat anemia and dermatitis.
First, pour 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 2 tsp of Hoisin sauce into a bowl.
Place chicken in soy sauce mixture and let sit for at least 30 minutes.