Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spicy Garlic Cashew Chicken

This chicken was so flavorful!  The combination of flavors was great and it was really easy to throw together. 

Spicy Garlic Cashew Chicken
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 jalapeño peppers, stems removed
1 tablespoon lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish
2 tablespoons water
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a food processor or blender, combine cashews, cilantro, oil, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, jalapeno, lime juice and water. Blend to a smooth paste. Add salt and pepper to taste. Reserve and a third of the marinade to serve with the chicken. Refrigerate reserved marinade until ready to serve.

Add the remaining 2/3 marinade to a large ziplock bag. Sprinkle the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and place in the ziplock bag. Combine so that thighs are evenly coated with marinade. Place in the refrigerator to allow to marinate for several hours or overnight. Bring the chicken to room temperature before cooking.

When ready to cook, prepare grill. Remove chicken from marinade and place on grill. Grill, flipping, as needed, until golden and crisp. Serve with reserved marinade, lime wedges, and cilantro.

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