Delicious Cashew Chicken

Cassie *


My kids love his dish...Ive had a can of cashews sitting here for awhile, and wanted to make this before they are all eaten...nuts never last long in this house...the recipe is quite easy, once you have everything prepared...its a nice meal for a cold dreary day...



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  • 4 - 5 medium
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts - cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch or more if needed to coat chicken
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    grated ginger
  • 4 - 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 5
    green onions, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 6 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    tamari soy sauce or regular
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp
    red pepper flakes - more if you like it hotter
  • toasted
    sesame seeds - about 2 tablespoons, more if you like
  • 3/4 c
    cashews, salted
  • cooked
    rice to serve over

How to Make Delicious Cashew Chicken


  1. Toss chicken with corn starch making sure its coated well.

    Heat the oil in a wok over medium high heat. ( Or can use a large skillet.)
  2. When oil is hot, brown the chicken on all sides, in batches so not to over crowd. Once all is cooked, set aside.

    Add the garlic, ginger, and hot pepper flakes to the pan and stir fry for a few minutes. Add most of the green onion, save some for garnish.
  3. Add the vinegar, Hoisin sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, chicken and chicken broth to the pan. Mix everything well. Bring to a simmer and cook gently for a minute or two until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick and glossy. Now, I taste and adjust any seasonings if need be.
  4. Add the cashews and a few dashes of sesame oil, stir. Now add toasted sesame seed and remainder of green onions.

    Serve over rice.

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About Delicious Cashew Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian

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