60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

This is a fantastic way to use up some leftover grilled chicken breasts. This will work with any kind of cooked chicken, but leftover grilled chicken has that little bit of smokiness that adds something special to this quick recipe. Serve over hot cooked rice.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Season chicken cubes with salt and black pepper.

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  • Mix cornstarch and water in a bowl until smooth; whisk in lemon juice, rice vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, and chile pepper sauce into cornstarch mixture, stirring until brown sugar has dissolved and cornstarch is free of lumps.

  • Place a heavy skillet over medium-high heat; pour in vegetable oil. Add slices of red chili and ginger to the hot oil. Cook, stirring often, until oil is flavored, about 2 minutes. Stir in cashews and garlic; cook until cashews are lightly golden brown, about 2 minutes more.

  • Lightly toss seasoned chicken cubes with cashew mixture in skillet until combined, about 30 seconds. Turn heat down to medium-low and pour cornstarch mixture into skillet. Stir constantly until sauce has thickened, about 30 seconds. If too thick, add a splash of water. Simmer 2 more minutes to heat the chicken through. Adjust levels of salt, black pepper, soy sauce, and chile pepper sauce to taste. Stir in cilantro just until wilted, about 15 seconds.

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Nutrition Facts

539 calories; 32.9 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 829 mg sodium. 30.4 g carbohydrates; 33.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2014
I changed the recipe only a little after reading other reviews about the "spiciness." I ommitted the fresh hot red chile pepper. I exchanged the 2 teas. Asian Chile pepper with Sriracha Hot Chile sauce (maybe same thing). I exchanged the 1 TBLS. Ketchup with Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce. Served it with Jasmine Rice. My husband and son loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2013
I could barely eat this dish it was so hot! My lips are still burning! I made it exactly according to the recipe and I even like spicy hot foods but not this one. I will not make it again. I had to take the family to McDonald's. Read More
(7)
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2014
I changed the recipe only a little after reading other reviews about the "spiciness." I ommitted the fresh hot red chile pepper. I exchanged the 2 teas. Asian Chile pepper with Sriracha Hot Chile sauce (maybe same thing). I exchanged the 1 TBLS. Ketchup with Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce. Served it with Jasmine Rice. My husband and son loved it. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2013
Delicious! The fresh lemon and cilantro create a bright flavor and not too oily or salty. I made this recipe exactly as written using a leftover roasted chicken from the night before. This was a big hit with my husband and he asked me to make it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2013
I could barely eat this dish it was so hot! My lips are still burning! I made it exactly according to the recipe and I even like spicy hot foods but not this one. I will not make it again. I had to take the family to McDonald's. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2016
I toned it down by omitting the sliced pepper and really liked the resulting tangy and delicious dish. I love the idea of using up grilled chicken. Next time I might add some zucchini chunks I think they would taste good in it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2015
This was So good!! I only used one tablespoon of chili sauce and it was perfect. Better than take out as far as I'm concerned. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2016
I liked this recipe but next time will try with only one tblsp rice vinegar instead. Was a little too vinegary for what I was imagining. I omitted the sliced red pepper and added a few slices of red bell pepper and a whole zucchini. I also cut the chili pepper sauce to 1 tsp so my toddler would eat it. I will definitely make it again with less vinegar. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2017
I read the reviews and took the advice of less vinegar - which was a great suggestion I could have done even less - I did half. I also didn t do the chilies and did Sriracha in place of the hot sauce. It was reaaaally yummy! I did half chicken and half shrimp because of dietary preferences and everyone loved it with the white basmati rice. Went well with Pinot Grigio:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2013
It wasn't bad but I won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2015
too vinegar-y added one extra tbsp sugar and still didnt taste 100% Read More
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