4.91 from 11 votes
Cashew Chicken
Cashew Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Cashew Chicken - Skip the take out and make this super easy cashew chicken recipe at home.  Comes together in minutes using ingredients you probably already have!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: cashew chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 416 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (or breasts), cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbls cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbls canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic , grated or minced
  • 1/2 cup onion , finely chopped
  • 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbls rice wine vinegar
  • 5 Tbls Hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup roasted cashews
  • Green onions , optional garnish
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine chicken, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  2. In a skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and onions. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in garlic and water chestnuts. Saute for 3-5 minutes until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Mix vinegar into the chicken mixture. Cook for 1 minutes.
  4. Add hoisin sauce and water. Cook for a few minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in cashews and garnish with green onions.
  6. Serve over rice.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Slightly Adapted from Belly Full

Nutrition Facts
Cashew Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 696mg 29%
Potassium 486mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.