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A stainless steel fry pan filled with broccoli, peppers, chicken, and cashew pieces, and topped with sesame seeds.
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Cashew Chicken

Saucy and flavorful Cashew Chicken, this is a take-out fake-out that is so good you won't mind making it at home. Crnchy cashews, peppers, and broccoli, tender chicken, and a tasty sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: asian chicken, cashew chicken, chicken stir fry
Servings: 4
Calories: 536kcal
Author: Rachael



  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • tsp paprika
  • 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts diced into 1-inch pieces


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce low-sodium
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root chopped fine

Stir fry

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup red bell peppers sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 cup cashews unsalted dry-roasted whole


  • ¾ cup green onions sliced



  • Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, and set aside.
  • Add cornstarch, salt, pepper, paprika and diced chicken, to a zip top bag, and shake to coat evenly. Set aside.


  • In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients, and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Stir Fry

  • To a large skillet, over medium high heat, add the canola and sesame oils, and heat.
  • Once heated, but not smoking, add chicken, and cook for about 2 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until a golden brown on the exterior, and mostly cooked through.
  • Add the broccoli, bell peppers, and garlic to the skillet, and stir to combine.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender and chicken is cooked through, only stirring occasionally.
  • Once vegetables are tender, add the cashews to the skillet and stir to combine.
  • Add the sauce over the top, coating evenly, and turn heat down to medium-low. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with sliced green onion.


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1466mg | Potassium: 1070mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1715IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4mg