Go Back
+ servings
Cashew Chicken title image

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken is easy to make at home! Just 20 minutes to make this restaurant-quality dish full of classic Asian flavors, succulent chicken and crunchy vegetables and cashews.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 1-cup servings (total yield: aproximately 6 cups)
Calories 367kcal
Author Toni Dash


The Sauce

  • cup Low Sodium Chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce regular or gluten-free
  • 3 tablespoons Soy sauce regular or gluten-free
  • 1 tablespoon Rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Ginger Root peeled and diced

Cashew Chicken

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Peanut Oil or Safflower Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 cups Broccoli florets bite-size
  • 1 cup Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted Cashews
  • Sesame seeds optional for garnish
  • Green onions optional for garnish


Making the Sauce

  • Mix together the sauce ingredients except the cornstarch: chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey and ginger. Whisk together.
    Measure out 1 tablespoon of cornstarch but do not add it yet.

Cashew Chicken

  • Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch, salt and pepper in a small bowl; mix together.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the prepared chicken with cornstarch mixture to coat.
  • In a large skillet or wok (preferably non-stick), add the oil over high heat. Add the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring to flip the chicken a few times during cooking, until the chicken is almost 80% cooked.
  • Add the garlic, broccoli and bell pepper. Stir and cook for 3 - 4 minutes, until barely tender.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • Whisk the 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into the sauce and add it to the skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken. Turn off heat.
  • Toss in the cashews. Stir once or twice to combine.
  • Serve hot with rice. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired.



Pro Tips
Have all ingredients prepared before starting to cook. 
Assemble them close to the stove for fast cooking.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1001IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg