Cashew Chicken Recipe

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Aubree Edwards Modified: March 22, 2022
Cashew Chicken Recipe

How To Make Cashew Chicken

Serve this hearty cashew chicken made with chunks of crispy chicken and roasted cashews tossed in a flavorful sauce over rice for a filling meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • lbchicken breasts,boneless and skinless, cut into cubes
  • ¼cupcornstarch
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupvegetable oil
  • 1tspginger,minced
  • tspgarlic,minced
  • ½cupchicken broth
  • ¼cupsoy sauce,low sodium
  • 2tbsprice vinegar
  • ¼cupketchup
  • 2tbspsweet chili sauce
  • 2tspbrown sugar
  • ½cupcashews,roasted
  • 3tbspgreen onions,sliced

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in a bowl with ¼ cup of cornstarch and salt and pepper. Toss to coat chicken evenly.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken in a single layer. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until browned.

  3. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and repeat the process with the remaining raw chicken pieces.

  4. Remove all the chicken from the pan. Drain any excess oil, leaving 1 teaspoon of oil in the pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.

  5. In a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, and brown sugar. Pour the sauce mixture into the pan.

  6. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Place the cornstarch in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of cold water and whisk to combine.

  7. Pour the cornstarch into the pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute or until the sauce has just thickened.

  8. Place the chicken and cashews in the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 550.54kcal
  • Protein: 35.43g
  • Cholesterol: 91.62mg
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