I’ve been to four Halloween parties in five days and did I think once–even ONCE–to snap a photo for you, my precious readers? Well, of course I did. But it’s cold and dark around here by 5 p.m. and I haven’t even conjured most party treat ideas until nigh unto six o’clock.
The worst part? Everytime I decide to NOT blog a recipe, it turns into utter perfection. Like the soup I made tonight for dinner [at six fifteen o’clock], the whole family bowed over it and whispered their wishes into their bowls because it was that perfect. Wish granting soup. Why didn’t I think of that at 4:55, when there was still enough light in the sky to snap a picture for this here blog of mine?
So, here it is Halloween and you’re stuck with a Chinese food recipe.
Quit yer whining. You know you and me. We’re sick of all the sweets already anyway.
And anyhow, broccoli is so much better than a bright-orange, pumpkin shaped recipe with cookies. Or magic wish-granting soup.
Say it three times fast and it might come true.
Is. So. Much. Better.
You’re wish is hereby granted.
Yeah, I wished for a pumpkin full of chocolate, too.
Cashew Chicken With Broccoli
- 1 pound chicken breast tenders cut into chunks
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large clove garlic finely chopped
- ½ tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
- 4-6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ⅓-1/2 cup water
- 2-3 cups broccoli florets cut into bite-sized hunks
- ½ cup salted cashews
- 2 package Udon noodles cooked according to package directions with ¼ cup of soy sauce tossed into the water as they cook
- In a wok, heat the olive oil to medium heat then toss the chicken into the oil.
- Stir fry until cooked through. Add the garlic and allow it to cook for a moment before sprinkling the mixture with the chicken boullion powder and soy sauce.
- In small cup, whisk together the cornstarch and water (use more water if you like a thinner sauce, or less water for a thicker sauce). Pour this mixture over your chicken, stir to coat, then add the broccoli.
- Cover and cook just until the broccoli is a bright green. Toss in the cashews and serve over Udon noodles or rice.