Thursday, January 8, 2009

Honey Chicken Stir-Fry

The Year of the Ox is upon us (January 26) so I decided to share the only Asian inspired dish I know how to make. It's sweet, savory, spicy, nutty, satisfying, and super easy.

Did you know I'm an Ox? Yep. I am. If you were born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, or 1997 you are an Ox too. We are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others. We also bring great sorrow and ruin to those who cross us. So you might want to think twice about cutting me off in traffic. Just sayin'.


Honey Chicken Stir-Fry


2-3 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 bunch broccoli
2 TBS honey
1/4 cup stir-fry sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cashews, divided use
1 box (13.25 oz) whole wheat angel hair pasta


Cut up broccoli--just the florets--and put in a microwave safe bowl. Add 1/4 cup water, cover, and nuke for 6 minutes; drain.
Cook chicken in a skillet over medium heat until done. Add stir-fry sauce, water, honey, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil then add broccoli and 1/4 cup cashews. Stir together then serve over cooked pasta. Top with remaining cashews. Enjoy!


Oh, wait! Make this the second Asian inspired dish I know how to make--I forgot about my Peanut Sauce!

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25 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy...my kids love Asian food so I'll have to try this one!

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  2. yum yum!!! i think i am a rabbit??? lol 1975...

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  3. Ok I am not an ox I was born in 75 don't really know what I am. I wish I could say that this looks yummy but I do not like asian food. Sorry sorry sorry.

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  4. Sounds really good and something that my kids might eat. I'll have to try this sometime!

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  5. I will NOT cut you off. Promise. The dish looks yummy...maybe I should add it to our menu next week...hmmmm....

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  6. As always, looks delicious!

    I am a Year of the Sheep.

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  7. Thanks fellow Ox. I've been looking to start cooking Asian again and now I'm a bit more motivated.

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  8. I'm supposed to be patient?!

    Very nice pic.

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  9. This doesn't look too difficult and it looks yummy. I am always looking for new ways to serve asian flavors in our house.

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  10. I'm an Ox too! am I inspiring you to be more confident!? I thought so! Isn't that great! And this looks fab...i love peanut sauce too...

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  11. looks just yummy! I just bought a new cookbook since I am so bored w/ the usual stuff!

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  12. looks just yummy! I just bought a new cookbook since I am so bored w/ the usual stuff!

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  13. I'm an Ox too! You and I should take over the world!

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  14. Yum Ali!! I will be trying this, all the stuff in this is really good for ya!! Thanx girlie!

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  15. Mmmm sounds good. I'm off to check out the peanut sauce. I love peanut sauce!

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  16. Looks delicious! Love the addition to cashews.

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  17. Looks delicious. I would give anything for a bowl of this right now.

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  18. Well, I think I know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow night!!

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  19. This sounds delicious! I love making stir-fry dishes, definitely going to have to try this next :)

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  20. This looks delicious right about now...your picture is beautiful...I am a rat...I am glad other people find this information about themselves very important ;) Ashley

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  21. The dish looks delicious! Will be handing this recipe over to my hubster. It's right up his alley.

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  22. Looks good! I like the sound of using honey in a savoury dosh like this.

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  23. ...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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