First Follower Friday: Cashew Chicken

Remember when I said I had some exciting things planned?  Well this is one of them! Each Friday I will choose one of my followers (are you following this blog yet?!) to submit a favorite recipe to appear on my blog. I'll do a little spotlight on that person and then post their recipe.  

Pretty exciting huh? See, I'm ALL about learning from you guys, too! 

So for today, my first Follower Friday goes to Caley. She's actually the person who inspired me to create this blog. We've been friends since freshmen year of high school. She's one of my heroes. She's kind, loving, and insanely creative! She works and writes for HowDoesShe.com. Her style is gorgeous and I wish I had her ability to design and decorate practically anything!  

Take it away, Caley.


Thanks Tiff, you're the sweetest and I'm so excited about this blog! Woo woo!
Today I'm going to share one of my family's favorite meals...

Cashew Chicken

Without turning the heat on, combine into a wok or stir-fry pan:

1 tbsp garlic or garlic powder
1 tbsp cornstarch
5 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp black vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp water

Mix together, add 3-4 cubed chicken breasts and turn on the heat to medium-high. Stir often while the sauce cooks into the chicken...make sure the chicken gets completely cooked.

When cooked, add 1 diced green pepper and 1 can sliced water chestnuts... (you can also add 1/2 medium onion and 3 green onions if you/your family likes them).
One minute before you're ready to serve it, add the cashews. If you add them too early they might get soggy and they also get flaming hot! (Watch your tongues!)

Add some rice and you're all done! It's definitely a crowd pleaser and a delicious left-over meal! 

I hope it becomes one your favorites too! Enjoy everyone!

Would you like to share your family's favorite recipe? 
Become a follower and let me know! I'd love to have you!


  1. This looks so good!! Definitely on the menu for next week!!

  2. Yum! That looks great! I have been craving cashew chicken lately, so these pics are making me drool right now. ;) I love this idea to feature your followers - what a fun way to get to know each other. I'm becoming your newest one right now. ;)

  3. Where do you find chili garlic sauce?

  4. How many cashews do you add? And are they toasted or not?

    1. Hi Amy, I use half of a smaller can of salted (not toasted) cashews. :)