Sweet, Sour, and Spicy Stir-Fried Orange Chicken and Broccoli with Cashews

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2004

What's the key to tender, juicy stir-fried chicken? It's a technique called velveting.

SERVES4 as a main dish with rice

TIME1 hour, plus 20 minutes marinating

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To avoid chicken that got dry and stringy when cooked on high heat, we came up with a solution: We soaked the chicken in a combination brine-marinade to add flavor and moisture. For extra insurance, we tossed the marinated pieces of chicken...

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