Cashew Butter Chicken


Cashew Butter Chicken

I have seen a few recipes that use a spicy peanut butter sauce that have sounded pretty tasty. Since I had just ipurchased in a jar of cashew butter I though it would be nice to try making a cashew butter sauce.  I decided to use a cashew butter sauce on some chicken. Of course I had to add an herb and a Asian touch.  I decided to throw in some cilantro. The dish came together really quickly and easily. The cashew butter chicken turned out really good! The sauce was nice and creamy.  It tastes great on a plate of lettuce greens but also try rice or your favorite whole grain or pasta.

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound chicken (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 tablespoon cashew butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 lime (juice and zest)
2 cloves garlic (grated)
2 teaspoons ginger (grated)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons chili sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
1/4 cup cashews

1 red pepper, chopped

2 green onions (chopped)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the chicken and saute until cooked, about 4-7 minutes. Add red pepper and saute until slightly softened.
3. Mix the cashew butter, soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, chili sauce and sesame oil in a bowl.
4. Toss the chicken and cilantro in the cashew butter sauce to coat.
5. Serve on a bed of lettuce or  rice or pasta and garnish with cashews and green onions.

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