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Cashew Sesame Chicken

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword cashew sesame chicken, sesame chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade 3 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 1197kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon rind
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt.
  • 1 C cashews unsalted dry roasted
  • 1/2 C sesame seeds
  • 1/4 C cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Apricot Sauce

  • 12 oz. apricot jam
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon rind
  • 1 tsp orange rind
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • Combine all the marinade ingredients and add chicken.
  • Marinade at least 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Chop cashews finely and mix with sesame seeds.
  • Add in cornstarch.
  • Heat oil until about 375 degrees.
  • Roll chicken in nut mixture and fry in batches until golden brown on both sides.
  • For dipping sauce combine all the ingredients.
  • Serve over rice with dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 1197kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 168g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 488mg | Sodium: 776mg | Potassium: 2879mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 6.4mg