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spicy chicken, zucchini and cashews w/orange glaze

Recipe by
C.S. Weaver
Woodbury, TN

An extra special way to use up leftover chicken and that crop of zucchini! Note: If you don't have tangerine fig balsamic vinegar, you can use plain balsamic vinegar. And if you don't have lemon mint leaves, you can substitute another mild mint leaf, or even fresh thyme.

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For spicy chicken, zucchini and cashews w/orange glaze

  • 1
    chicken quarter (leg and thigh or breast), baked, grilled or roasted, skin and bones removed after cooking, and cut or pulled into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 md
    zucchini, quartered and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 lg
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 2-3 md
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp
    grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange marmalade
  • 1 Tbsp
    tangerine fig balsamic vinegar (or substitute- see note above)
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon mint leaves, chiffonade cut (or substitute another fresh mint or thyme - see note above)
  • 3 Tbsp
    oil - vegetable, extra virgin olive oil or sesame oil, or a mixture of these.
  • 1/4 c
    cashews, whole or pieces
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    of each: ancho chile pepper powder, ground cumin, paprika, and mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make spicy chicken, zucchini and cashews w/orange glaze

  • 1
    Add oil to medium high heated skillet and add onions turning the heat down to medium. Saute until beginning to turn translucent then add the garlic and ginger.
  • 2
    Cook for two minutes more and add the vinegar and marmalade, stirring until well combined.
  • 3
    Add zucchini and saute for another 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Add the chicken. Stir a couple of minutes over medium heat.
  • 5
    Add all the spices except for the lemon mint. Stir to combine well.
  • 6
    Add cashews and stir.
  • 7
    Add lemon mint and drizzle with the honey. Stir just a few seconds to distribute the final two ingredients.
  • 8
    Place on a platter and garnish with whole mint leaves and serve with rice or couscous.