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Chicken, Cashew and Red Capsicum Stir Fry

Serves 4


  • 3 3/4 teaspoons corn starch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tabasco sauce
  • 450g chicken breast tenders, cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • 125ml coarsely chopped unsalted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons  canola oil
  • 500ml julienne cut large red capsicum
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions


  1. Combine 1 teaspoon corn starch, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and next 4 ingredients (through tabasco sauce) in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk.
  2. Combine remaining 2 3/4 teaspoons corn starch, remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and chicken in a medium bowl. Toss well to coat.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add cashews to pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove from pan.
  6. Add oil to pan, swirling to coat.
  7. Add chicken mixture to pan. Sauté for 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Remove chicken from pan. Place in a bowl.
  9. Add capsicum to pan. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Add garlic and ginger. Cook 30 seconds.
  11. Add chicken and corn starch mixture to pan. Cook 1 minute or until sauce is slightly thick.
  12. Sprinkle with cashews and green onions.
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