You’ll love the sweet heat of this Asian-American inspired stir-fry loaded with tender chunks of chicken, red bell pepper, onions & tender broccoli.
For the marinade:
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
For the sauce:
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce, more or less to taste
- 1/2 cup water, or chicken broth
For the stir fry:
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 large sweet onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, chopped or sliced
- 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup unsalted cashew nuts, toasted (see notes)
- hot cooked rice, we prefer Jasmine rice
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions, for garnish if desired
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, for garnish if desired
- In a large glass bowl prepare the marinade by combining 2 tablespoons cornstarch, black pepper, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil and 1 teaspoon rice vinegar. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate while preparing the vegetables. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
- In a small bowl combine the sauce ingredients and whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.