Ketchikan resident e-mails chicken cashew recipe

Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Recipe shared:

I.B., of Ketchikan, e-mails: "I really enjoy cooking, but I use simple recipes. This recipe was given to me about 10 plus years ago by a friend and is a regular at our dinner table."

Chicken cashew

3 tablespoons margarine

6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts

¼ cup brandy

2 (10 ¾-ounces each) cans cream chicken soup

½ cup cashew nuts (unsalted)

Melt margarine in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and brown on all sides.

Place chicken breasts in baking pan.

Add brandy and undiluted soup to skillet; stir and scrape up any brown bits on bottom of pan. Pour over chicken breasts.

Cover and bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 1 hour.

Remove cover and sprinkle with nuts. Bake an additional 15 minutes.

Serve with rice or noodles.

Note: If chicken breasts are rather small reduce cooking time to 30-40 minutes. Check to make sure no pink color remains.

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