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Sheet Pan Chili Honey Chicken with Peppers and Onions —

Just because they are my most favorite flowers– peonies

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By now you all know how very much I love Sheet Pan Meals. It makes for delicious dinners and easy clean-up and that’s always a win win for me. This was very easy to assemble and cooks in under an hour. Oven to Table in under an hour is my kind of meal. Of course you can substitute other veggies if you don’t like peppers. I finally got Joel to eat cooked peppers and onions and I try to use them as often as possible. It’s amazing to me that it took him this long to start to enjoy vegetables but I couldn’t be happier. He also eats Brussel Sprouts as well! I think Brussels would be good here as well as Broccoli ( but he won’t eat Broccoli) . I served over Brown Rice and it was just perfect. I used 1 Tablespoon of Sriracha which gives it a little hint of spicy.  I wouldn’t omit it because all the flavor of this recipe is in the honey/chili combo. You can put a little less Sriracha if you like.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

6 smallish chicken thighs–bone in , skin on

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 red bell pepper, cut up into medium sized pieces — see photo

1 yellow bell pepper, cut up as above

1 green bell pepper, cut up as above– any 3 peppers will do if you don’t want to use green use orange red or yellow or any combo is just fine

1 red onion, cut up as shown in photos, medium sized pieces

Sauce:

1/4 cup Honey

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1 Tablespoon Sriracha or any hot chili sauce you like

Juice of 1 lemon

5 cloves of garlic –minced

Pinch of Kosher Salt

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

Spray a large sheet pan with non-stick spray–this sauce does get sticky so either spray or cover sheet with aluminum foil first

In a bowl , whisk the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place 1/3 of the sauce in a gallon size plastic bag  and add the chicken. Squish around the sauce till it’s all over the chicken and place in fridge for about 30 minutes or longer.

Cut up the veggies and place in a bowl. Pour 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil over the vegetables.  It’s a little oil for a lot of vegetables but it works. You’ll be using the sauce on the veggies.

After 30 minutes–transfer the chicken to the sheet pan and roast just the chicken for about 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes remove the chicken from the oven and arrange veggies around the chicken (see photo). Drizzle the remainder of the sauce over the vegetables and the chicken. Mix with a spoon.

Return to oven and bake for about another 15 minutes, my chicken was done at this point because I had smallish thighs . I removed the chicken placed on a plate and covered with aluminum foil. I continued cooking the veggies for another 10 minutes because I like them cooked well. When veggies were done to my liking I removed from the oven and added chicken to hot baking sheet and mixed veggies up with a spoon over the chicken. I served over rice, quinoa or anything you’d like.

*You will have to experiment with cooking times for veggies and chicken depending on the size of your chicken thighs and your oven.

Pasta with Chicken, Spinach and Tomatoes

This is a delightful  “what’s in the house ” kind of dinner.  Most of the ingredients in this recipe you’ll have on hand and are easily obtainable.   Enjoy this delicious light pasta meal–it’s perfect for a nice lunch, dinner, or brunch dish. Prep time is quick , about 1/2 hour start to finish.  This is really a beautiful meal in one bowl– protein and veggies.

*I cut this recipe in 1/2 this evening for just the 2 of us. This dish should feed 5 – 6 This recipe is delicious at room temperature or hot or even cold the next day. Wonderful left-overs are always a good thing.

Ingredients:

1 pound small pasta ( penne, rigatoni, I used Fusilli Bucati ) I like a small macaroni as opposed to spaghetti in this recipe. Boxes vary and sometimes a box of pasta is 12 oz. — which is fine

4 whole boneless , skinless Chicken Breasts ( adjust to how many people you’re serving) app. 2 lbs.

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil or you can use 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil and 1 Tablespoon unsalted Butter — your call

4 Cloves Garlic , minced

3/4 cup Dry White Wine ( I use whatever is open) ( if no white wine or you don’t like cooking with wine just double up on chicken broth)

3/4 cups Chicken Broth ( you may need a bit more so have a  little extra on hand)

1 bag Baby Spinach

2 boxes of grape tomatoes (1 pint per box) sliced lengthwise , any larger ones cut in fours

Grated Parmesan Cheese for garnish

*crushed red pepper which we love but totally not necessary

Directions:

Cook pasta according to directions . Drain and set aside. I try to keep a little of the pasta water in the event I may need it at the end of cooking, just take a measuring cup and scoop out a cup of water and set aside, if you don’t use it you haven’t lost anything. Sometimes towards the end I add it to finished pasta to  add a little liquid to the pasta, especially if you cook in advance.

Use a large skillet or large frying pan

Cut chicken breasts into chunks and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper ( (I prefer small chunks) Be fairly generous with Salt and Pepper.

Heat  olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add chicken in a single layer and don’t touch for a few minutes and let it brown up, turn over once it starts to brown and form a coating. When chicken is done, remove chicken from skillet. I prefer smaller chunks, do whatever you like, just keep them uniform for even cooking.

Turn heat down to low, add garlic and give it a quick stir, be careful not to burn garlic. Pour in wine and broth, stirring to deglaze the pan, raise the heat and allow the liquid to come to a boil. Allow the liquid to boil for a bit, I let it boil for about 5 minutes, reduce the cooking liquid by at least half. I then reduce to a simmer and add the tomatoes, I let them cook for about 5 minutes till they start to release their liquid a bit, and just start to soften.  I also add Salt and Pepper again here, then I add chicken to pan . stir it around, add the bag of spinach  it will start to wilt as you toss everything , then add the drained pasta, mix well and serve. So light and delicious.

Sprinkle Grated Parmesan or Parmesan shavings are good as well.

Soy Honey Garlic Chicken

sauteed sliced brussels sprouts

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Last night I had chicken breasts defrosted and had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with them. I wanted to do a quickie dinner with not a lot of ingredients and then I checked the pantry and fridge and had soy sauce ( always) had some honey ( always) and garlic (always) and I had some scallions in the fridge– perfect!

This is what I did– this was obviously a very loosely prepared meal but I did keep track of my measurements for you. If you use 2 lbs. of chicken just increase the ingredients. If you don’t have honey use brown sugar .

I served with rice and shredded sauteed brussels sprouts. ( recipe @cookingwithcandi.

This recipe literally came together in 15 minutes.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy and Stay Home for the most part.

Ingredients:

1 package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. app. 1-1 1/2 lbs. I cut into small cubes app. 1 inch size cubes. You’ll want pieces to be more or less the same size for even cooking purposes.

2 teaspoons Olive Oil or Canola Oil–this was enough oil

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground or course Black Pepper

3 Tablespoons Honey

3 Tablespoons low-sodium Soy Sauce — use what you have in the house but I always try and buy low sodium

3 garlic cloves–minced

*Red Pepper Flakes — use 1/4 teaspoon and this is totally optional , adjust for how spicy or not you would like– we like spicy so I probably used 1/2 teaspoon

I served with scallions (sliced into thin small pieces) , rice and sauteed sliced brussels sprouts. Any veggie would be great especially broccoli but Joel has gotten so great with veggies but broccoli is still on the no fly list. But he eats and likes brussels so we stick with that.

Directions:

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium -high heat. ( I sprayed skillet first for easy clean-up)

I cut up chicken and put in a bowl and sprinkled lightly with Salt and Pepper — remember to go easy with the salt because the soy sauce packs a lot of sodium

Make the glaze– whisk together the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic and red pepper if you’re using in a small bowl until well combined.

Add the chicken cubes to the skillet and brown up on one side , app. 3- 4 minutes.

After the initial 4 minutes with a spatula I moved chicken around and added the sauce to the pan and tossed to coat the chicken pieces. I cooked another 4-5 minutes until chicken looked cooked through but not over-cooked. I threw in the cut up scallions and plated it up over the rice . ( see pics)

*you can substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs in place of the chicken breasts , the thighs will take a little longer to cook up though.

I think this was healthy for the most part and pretty darn good for a thrown together meal at the last minute.

Oh and I added a picture of the beautiful Colorado spring day .

 

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner-Mustard and Balsamic

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Chicken in Marinade for 1/2 hour

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Chicken finished cooking

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plated chicken

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Lemon and chopped Rosemary

IMG_7545 I made this for dinner the other night and I have to say it was very delicious. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, of course you can use any cut of chicken you’d like.  All I needed was the chicken and the fresh rosemary.  I had all the other ingredients on hand. You will need to marinate for about 1/2 hour and cooking time is about an hour, no need to marinate over night which is part of what I loved about this recipe.  Balsamic Vinegar and Dijon Mustard and a few other easily obtainable ingredients make this a no fuss recipe.  This recipe is for 8 boneless skinless thighs but feel free to double it up, I used about 10 thighs . It would be perfect on the grill as well. I used my oven and I have to say we both loved this recipe.

The chicken would also be wonderful on day 2 as a leftover in a salad!

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

8 boneless chicken thighs

1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard ( make it heaping)

1/4 cup of Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 cup of Olive Oil

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice ( I average lemon)

2 Tbsp. Fresh Rosemary chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

app.  1/4 tsp. of kosher salt, I just sprinkled lightly over the chicken and about 6 grinds on the pepper mill. If you’re doubling recipe you will obviously need more salt and pepper

Directions:

In a bowl, combine the mustard, vinegar, garlic, rosemary and lemon juice. Slowly add in the olive oil with the mixture while you whisk–to emulsify.

Place the chicken in a container or Pyrex  (don’t use metal). I sprinkled about 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt over the chicken tops.  Pour the marinade over the chicken. I left it out for 1/2 hour and let it marinate, you can refrigerate it.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Transfer the chicken to a sprayed ( cooking spray ) baking dish and empty any remaining sauce on top of it.

Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour , or until the chicken is cooked through. It got a nice crust without drying out the chicken after one hour. Depending on your oven and the size of your chicken 1 hour should do it. If you’re working with breasts you’ll have to cut into chicken after 50 minutes to check for doneness depending on the size of your breasts. Haven’t tried it on the grill yet but I can’t imagine this would be anything but delicious, just don’t burn it up!!!!!

Once cooked I spooned a little cooked marinade over the chicken and rice!

Yummy!

Lemon Couscous with Chicken and Peas

photo (11)  Lemony couscous with grilled chicken and peas!!! Love it!!! and there you go, it was so easy using very few ingredients and very yummy!   I used chicken breasts and threw them on the grill pan with a little olive oil , salt and pepper. If you really want to make this easy you can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. You can also substitute any grain of your choice. I happen to love the Israeli couscous ( pearl couscous), it’s not as mushy and has a better texture for this dish especially. I also like to use organic lemons when I’m using the zest of a lemon. If it’s just the juice of a lemon I don’t get as nuts but I have to say I prefer the organic ones when I know I’ll be eating the skin of the vegetable or fruit.  Enjoy this one.

This was dinner #62 and It’s definitely a challenge to come up with new meals every night and try and remain a bit creative.  While I rotate around our favorites and sometimes just throw a steak on the grill it’s become my reality. Hopefully I have helped all of you with some new and creative dinners. Thanks for following me and please stay safe.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/3 cups Israeli couscous ( pearl)

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

Zest of 2 large lemons ( organic)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 – 1 teaspoon kosher salt ( start with less and you may need to add a little more) the parmesan is salty, and you’re salting the chicken.

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

4 green onions, chopped

1 cup frozen peas

1 lb. thin chicken breasts, a little olive oil and salt and pepper or use a rotisserie chicken breast

Directions:

On a baking sheet, brush chicken breasts with a little olive oil and lightly salt and pepper. The thin cutlets grill up very quickly app. 3 minutes per side. Grill and set aside . I cut chicken up into small pieces before adding them to couscous. You can also cut up thicker chicken cutlets into 2 inch pieces and using a grill pan or frying pan cook them the same way ( olive oil salt and pepper) I like to put chicken in a bowl glaze them with olive oil and s and p and then cook them.

In a large saucepan, heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the couscous and cook until lightly toasted , 2-3 minutes. Add the broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered until the couscous is tender but still firm to the bite, app. 8 minutes.

I then stirred parmesan cheese into couscous along with the green onions, peas and cut up chicken. Taste for salt and pepper.

I plated it up and we totally enjoyed!

Lemon Couscous with Chicken and Peas

photo (11)  Lemony couscous with grilled chicken and peas!!! Love it!!! and there you go, it was so easy using very few ingredients and very yummy!   I used chicken breasts and threw them on the grill pan with a little olive oil , salt and pepper. If you really want to make this easy you can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. You can also substitute any grain of your choice. I happen to love the Israeli couscous ( pearl couscous), it’s not as mushy and has a better texture for this dish especially. I also like to use organic lemons when I’m using the zest of a lemon. If it’s just the juice of a lemon I don’t get as nuts but I have to say I prefer the organic ones when I know I’ll be eating the skin of the vegetable or fruit.  Enjoy this one.

This was dinner #62 and It’s definitely a challenge to come up with new meals every night and try and remain a bit creative.  While I rotate around our favorites and sometimes just throw a steak on the grill it’s become my reality. Hopefully I have helped all of you with some new and creative dinners. Thanks for following me and please stay safe.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/3 cups Israeli couscous ( pearl)

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

Zest of 2 large lemons ( organic)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 – 1 teaspoon kosher salt ( start with less and you may need to add a little more) the parmesan is salty, and you’re salting the chicken.

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

4 green onions, chopped

1 cup frozen peas

1 lb. thin chicken breasts, a little olive oil and salt and pepper or use a rotisserie chicken breast

Directions:

On a baking sheet, brush chicken breasts with a little olive oil and lightly salt and pepper. The thin cutlets grill up very quickly app. 3 minutes per side. Grill and set aside. I cut chicken up into small pieces before adding them to couscous.

In a large saucepan, heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the couscous and cook until lightly toasted , 2-3 minutes. Add the broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered until the couscous is tender but still firm to the bite, app. 8 minutes.

I then stirred parmesan cheese into couscous along with the green onions, peas and cut up chicken. Taste for salt and pepper.

I plated it up and we totally enjoyed!

Baked Chicken Caprese

 I sort of threw this together and I have to say this meal came out delicious. I served over zucchini noodles (zoodles) and some sliced roasted fingerling potatoes. Feel free to use pasta and since the sauce is so delicate and light I would use an angel hair type of pasta.

This was a lightened up version of a Chicken Parmigiana and it satisfied my yen for Chicken Parmigiana but much lighter than the usual fare.

Enjoy! Stay Safe and Stay Strong

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Ingredients:

3-4 Chicken Breasts — I used 4 Thinly sliced Chicken Breasts

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

3/4 Teaspoon dried Basil

3/4 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1 -2 Cups Fresh Tomatoes– I used Campari Tomatoes and sliced in 1/2 I preferred a larger tomato here since they really break down and make a sauce from the heat . If you can’t find Campari Tomatoes use 2 pints of grape tomatoes and slice in half.

1/3 cup Red Onion — diced

3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 – 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella– if you’d like you can also use Fresh Mozzarella –sliced

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Place Chicken Breasts in a large baking dish or cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with Olive Oil, basil, oregano, garlic powder , salt and pepper

Place halved tomatoes and diced red onion all around the chicken

Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar

Bake for 18-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the breasts. I did app. 18 minutes because these were thin sliced breasts — thicker ones will take a few minutes more

After chicken is cooked through (peek at it with a little slice )sprinkle with the cheese

Set oven to broil and place baking pan on the top rack. Broil for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted .

I served with Zucchini noodles and roasted fingerling potatoes.

Delicious!!!

 

Chicken with Peach and Sriracha

I posted this recipe once before a while back from Jessica Seinfeld’s cookbook Food Swings. I am re -writing it and re-posting it because I just re-discovered it on my site and it is quite delicious and I think it’s very easy to make and very few ingredients. I usually make it with coconut rice and that recipe is on my site as well.

Am on Dinner # 55 and it’s definitely a challenge to try and come up with new and exciting recipes for dinner. I will say that there are days that Breakfast for Dinner wins out and just make an omelette or frittata or just scramble up some eggs and roll with it. I am always thinking ahead now about my dinner plan. I am trying to help all of you with preparing dinner the best I know how and give you some new and old recipes that will inspire you to stay in the kitchen and cook dinner. These are by far very trying times for all of us.

You’ll need a rimmed baking sheet or any oven-proof baking dish will do.

http://www.jessicaseinfeld.com

Stay Safe Stay Home and Be Well.

Ingredients:

I used all chicken thighs — but you can use whatever you like app. 2 – 2 1/2 lbs. of chicken. I actually made 1 1/2 lb. for the two of us with a little left over for lunch. I used the same amount of sauce. You can add drumsticks, wings , whatever chicken parts you’d like.

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup peach jam or preserves

1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger–Using a vegetable peeler , peel the ginger and cut off any small knobs before you peel. (start out with app. a 2 ” piece of ginger–that should do it)

1 Tablespoon Sriracha Hot Sauce — this recipe is not spicy despite the use of this sauce

1 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce — I like to use reduced sodium but use whatever you have

3 scallions, thinly sliced

*1/4 cup chopped peanuts, salted regular Peanuts for serving and this is optional

Directions:

Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees — rack should be in the center of the oven

Pat chicken dry with some paper towels.

I sprayed my rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray –this is a very sticky sauce and you’ll want to spray well if no cooking spray line with aluminum foil

In a large bowl, mix together the peach preserves, Sriracha and soy sauce. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat.

Arrange the chicken on rimmed baking sheet or a large baking dish and pour any remaining sauce over the chicken pieces. I also added a little water (1/4 cup) to sauce in pan

Roast for 35- 40 minutes depending on the size of your chicken pieces. After 20 minutes check to make sure sauce isn’t burning and if it’s very dry add a little more water to pan. Sauce simmers away but you don’t want it to burn. Continue to roast for another 20 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through. I used a meat thermometer and it was at 165 degrees so the chicken was done.

Cook the coconut rice if you’d like or any other kind of rice . Plate up the chicken over the rice and spoon any sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with the scallions and chopped peanuts if you’d like and Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheet Pan Chicken with Tomatoes and Pancetta

Love love Sheetpan Meals and love love boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Perfection on a sheet — I always love Melissa Clark’s recipes and this is one of her recipes .  I made a few little changes which suited me but feel free to check her recipe out available @nytimes.com/recipes 

I served with rice and a green salad and it was kind of perfect.

Stay Home and Stay Safe until further notice.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 – 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs — available in most supermarkets or ask your butcher

9 whole unpeeled garlic cloves

1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt — plus more as needed

2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for tomatoes

Juice of 1 small lemon

1 Tablespoon Sweet Paprika

1 Teaspoon dried oregano

1 Teaspoon brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1 pint cherry tomatoes — use different colors if you can get them or whatever you have

4 ounces diced pancetta — available in the bacon section of your supermarket

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

I marinated for a couple of hours prior to cooking and recommend this. If you don’t have time to marinate it’s OK . It’s not imperative but helps flavors to meld together perfectly.

Season Chicken all over with salt and pepper. I laid out on baking sheet .

Smash all the garlic cloves with the side of a knife and peel them. Finely grate one garlic clove and put it in a small bowl — if you don’t have a grater mince the one clove . Stir in the 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Juice of a small lemon, paprika, oregano, brown sugar and cumin. I whisked all ingredients together and poured over the chicken and tossed to coat. As I said I let the chicken marinate for a few hours.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a bowl add tomatoes and remaining smashed peeled garlic cloves . Season tomatoes and garlic lightly with kosher salt and drizzle olive oil till there is a light glaze over the tomatoes and garlic. Then add the tomatoes to baking sheet with the chicken spreading them around the chicken. Scatter pancetta throughout the tomatoes.

Roast until chicken is golden and cooked through , I cooked for 30 minutes. After 15 minutes I stirred the tomatoes and the pancetta without touching the chicken. Put back in oven for the next 15 minutes.

When cooked I plated up some rice stirred up the tomatoes and pancetta around the pan scraping up all the little brown bits from the bottoms and sides. Spoon tomato mixture over the chicken to serve.

Cashew Chicken

This cashew chicken recipe with stir fried chicken and roasted cashews in garlic sauce tastes like take-out from your favorite Chinese restaurant which right now we’re not able to get.

Helps satisfy the craving for these flavors and is pretty healthy and if you don’t have all the ingredients just improvise — if no nuts leave them out if no green onions just leave them out– and yes they add a lot of flavor but it will still taste good.

Enjoy!

Please stay home and be safe and cooking at home is good for all of us –be in control of your ingredients.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup roasted unsalted cashews

1/4 cup water

2 teaspoons cornstarch

4 Tablespoons hoisin sauce

1 Tablespoon soy-sauce

1- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins, cut into 1 – 1 1/2 inch pieces

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

6 medium garlic cloves, minced

8 scallions — 1 bunch white and green parts separated , cut into 1 inch pieces — a rough chop and I like the flavor of the green onion but use as much or as little as you like or none at all

2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar

1/4 teaspoon Asian Sesame Oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Place the cashews on a baking sheet in a single layer, toast in the oven until fragrant –app. 5 minutes. Set aside they will crisp up as they cool. Be careful — as soon as you smell them take them out because they will burn up quickly

Prepare the sauce in a small bowl; whisk together the water, cornstarch, hoisin sauce and soy sauce–set aside

Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl, sprinkle with the salt and pepper and with clean hands make sure chicken is coated as evenly as possible

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon of the vegetable oil till very hot. Add half of the chicken to the skillet and stir-fry until lightly browned but not cooked through, about 4-5 minutes should be good depending on the thickness of the chicken.  Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Add the remaining tablespoon of the vegetable oil to the skillet –then add the remaining chicken, garlic, and white parts of the scallions. Stir fry until the chicken is lightly browned but not cooked through ( app. 4 – 5  minutes). Return the first batch of the chicken to the pan with the rest of the chicken. Turn the heat down to medium and add the rice vinegar ; cook for a few minutes to allow vinegar to evaporate. Add the sauce mixture to the chicken; continue cooking and tossing until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is nicely thickened — a few more minutes to thicken and be hot.

Remove from the heat, stir in the scallion greens, cashews and the sesame oil.

Delicious served over Jasmine Rice , brown rice, white rice whatever you like. Perfect with simple steamed broccoli stirred in or stir fry the broccoli right in there with the chicken!