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Chinese Cashew Chicken & Basmati Rice

Chinese Cashew Chicken & Basmati Rice

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(2505 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Chinese

Use within

2-3 days

Get that classic crispy-yet-sticky, salty-sweet cashew chicken you know and love – fresh from the pan, and served with fluffy basmati rice.

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Chinese

Use within

2-3 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
Spring-onion
3 spring onions
Cashew-nuts
2 bags of cashew nuts (50g) †
Cornflour
4 tbsp cornflour
Carrot
1 carrot
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
Sesame-oil
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml) †
Hoisin-sauce
1 hoisin sauce sachet (20g) †
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml) †
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
250g British diced chicken thigh
250g British diced chicken thigh
You Will Need
Pepper, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 bag of cashew nuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 carrot
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 hoisin sauce sachet (20g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
  • 250g British diced chicken thigh
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 926 kJ
221 kcal
2992 kJ
715 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
7.5 g
1.5 g
24.4 g
4.7 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
25.4 g
2.7 g
82.1 g
8.7 g
Fibre 0.4 g 1.4 g
Protein 12 g 38.9 g
Salt 0.81 g 2.61 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
garlic
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1 spring onion
spring onion
1 bag of cashew nuts (25g)
cashew (nut) 100%
4 tbsp cornflour
maize starch (100%)
1 carrot
carrot
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)
sesame seed (100%)
1 hoisin sauce sachet (20g)
water, sugar, white miso paste (soya), cornflour, garlic puree, caramelised sugar syrup, 5 spice, rice vinegar, chilli puree, yeast extract , salt, citric acid
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)
water, soy bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
rice wine (100%)
250g British diced chicken thigh
Chicken thigh meat
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (nut, sesame, soya, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Trim, then roughly chop the spring onions

Top, tail, peel and slice the carrot[s] in half lengthways then slice diagonally into half-moons

Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate) the ginger

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

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Add the diced chicken thigh to a bowl with the cornflour and and give everything a good mix up until the chicken is fully coated

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Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid), with a very generous drizzle of vegetable oil over a high heat

Once the pan is hot, add the coated chicken thigh pieces and the soy sauce to the pan and cook for 4-5 min on each side until the chicken has started to brown and crisp

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Meanwhile, add the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-12 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

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Once the chicken is lightly browned, add the carrot half-moons and half of the spring onion (save the rest for later!) and cook for 2-3 min until softened

Once the carrot and spring onion have softened, reduce the heat to medium, add the chopped ginger, garlic and cashew nuts and cook for 1-2 min or until fragrant

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Add the Chinese rice wine to the pan and cook for 30 secs

Add the hoisin sauce and 150ml [250ml] water to the pan, give everything a good mix up and cook for 2-3 min until thickened and the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!)

Tip: Add another splash of water if it's looking a little thick!

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Once the sauce has thickened, stir through the toasted sesame oil and remaining spring onion – this is your Chinese cashew chicken

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