Here’s a dish I served up last week, and it’s an unusual combination but delicious! The coke tenderizes the meat while the soy sauce, garlic & ginger counter the sweetness of the soft drink. This is a simple dish that you can toss together the night before to let it marinade, or can toss together a couple hours before you are ready to cook. As you can tell by the image, I also added a can of bamboo shoots.
Coke & Cashew Chicken
450 gr. chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 C. soy sauce
½-1 C. Coca-Cola
½ C. dried cranberries
1 onion, finely diced
1 Tbs. fresh ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt & Pepper, & chili powder to taste
1-2 tsp. coconut oil
1 C. Cashew nuts, tossed in toward the end of cooking
Combine all marinade ingredients & marinate chicken overnight (or several hours). In a deep pan, simmer the mixture, marinade and all, until the sauce has reduced, then turn up the heat and let the chicken brown-glaze in the sauce.
Serve with either fried rice, or Jasmine rice.