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Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

Features:
  • One Pot/Pan
Cuisine:

Just like in the restaurants, only better!

  • 30
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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This Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe is my go to recipe for whenever I’m craving a good Cashew Chicken dinner.

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

It tastes just like those in the restaurants, however it can be really tweaked to your personal liking.

So if you like more cashews add those, more broccoli vs carrots add those and so on. 

I have experimented with a few Cashew Chicken recipes over the years and promise you your going to love this one.

I’m the type of lady that has to try every Cashew Chicken dish whenever we go out to eat. I do this to compare really. And this recipe really rises above the rest!

So go ahead and Skip the takeout tonight and learn to make this iconic dish in the comfort of your own home. Impress yourself, I know you can do it!

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken is one of my favorite Thai dishes, I will order it everytime I go to a Thai restaurant. Some prepare it so well and others not. Sometimes you will find it to sweet and others will not have enough cashews or will just crush them making it hard to notice. 

So when I find a restaurant that does it well, I definitely will leave them a good review on tripadvisor. 

I love making this dish at home though, and that is because I can really tweak it to my liking. 

My dish is made with fresh chicken breasts, crispy broccoli, sliced carrots, fresh garlic and ginger and sauteed in an amazing asian sauce that you’re sure to love. 

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

All the ingredients found in this dish can be located at pretty much any large grocery. 

Once you learn to make this simple Cashew Chicken at home, you will be making it more often Guaranteed!

WHERE WAS CASHEW CHICKEN INVENTED

This is somewhat of a complicated question, today it is known to come from Thailand and is a very popular street food expectaill in Bangkok. However, most Thai people will say it was brought over by the chinese. 

IS CASHEW CHICKEN GLUTEN FREE

No, Cashew Chicken is not Gluten free. Because of the Oyster sauce and other asian ingredients listed.

Cashew Chicken

IS CASHEW CHICKEN HEALTHY

Yes, just look at all those vegetables and lean chicken meat in this dish. Also it is a great meal option for those on a Keto Diet. Because it is made with Skinless Chicken breasts and an array of vegetables. 

The hardest part about making homemade Cashew Chicken is “chopping those vegetables”. Once you have that part done, the rest comes together in a snap.

This whole meal can be pulled together in less than 30 minutes.

HOW TO MAKE CASHEW CHICKEN STIR FRY

You can use a wok or skillet, I used a wok because that is what I had available. 

Easy Cashew Chicken

  • First you will want to start by rinsing and slicing the chicken then again into medium bite size pieces.
  • Then add the chicken to the bowl and marinade with cornstarch, salt and shaoxing wine.
  • For a minimum of 30 minutes in the fridge. 
  • Meanwhile, wash and prepare the vegetables. By dicing the broccoli florets along with the carrots. 
  • Then bring a wok/pan of water to a bowl, turn down the heat and add the broccoli florets in flipping over and over for 30 seconds.
  • Remove with a strainer and set aside.
  • Do the same with the carrots.
  • Once the vegetables have been simmered, keep the water in the wok/pan.
  • Then add in the chicken, be careful not to stir too much as you don’t want to marinade to all come off.
  • Simmer in the water for roughly 5 minutes till the chicken has poached
  • Remove the chicken, strain and set up top of the vegetables. 
  • Dump the water, then and the sauce to the same wok/pan.
  • Add back in the chicken and saute for 2 minutes before adding back in the vegetables. 
  • Saute all together adding in the cornstarch/water mixture and saute till thick for another 2 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE CASHEW CHICKEN SAUCE

Some people use Hoisin sauce in there sauce, I prefer Oyster which makes it less sweet.

  • Oyster Sauce – feel free to use Hoisin
  • Soy sauce
  • Cornstarch
  • Sesame oil
  • Shaoxing wine
  • Chicken stock or Vegetable
  • Sugar
  • White pepper

IS CASHEW CHICKEN SWEET

Cashew chicken should not be only sweet, however there are some places that make it sweet. Traditional Cashew Chicken should have a balance of flavors. Which make it sweet, spicy and savory!

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CASHEW CHICKEN

Basmati rice goes really well alongside this dish.

Easy Cashew Chicken

If you liked this recipe? Then you will want to try my other ASIAN inspired recipes below!

Notes: This recipe can also be made with just about any meat such as chinese pork, beef or shrimp.  Plus, if you like a little more heat to your dish then feel free to add some red pepper chili flakes or some fresh chili paste. 

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Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Better than takeout!

Ingredients

  • 2 Breasts Boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp Ginger/Garlic Paste
  • 2 cups Broccoli florets
  • 1 cup Whole Cashews
  • 3 Carrots
  • CHICKEN MARINADE
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp Low Sodium Soy sauce
  • SAUTEING SAUCE
  • 6 tbsp Chicken Stock (low sodium)
  • 3 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • pinch White Pepper
  • OPTIONAL
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 770 Total Fat: 41g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 31g Cholesterol: 72mg Sodium: 2322mg Carbohydrates: 63g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 13g Protein: 37g

Jacqueline

Hi, my name is Jacqueline. I'm so happy you have stopped by! Here on Canadian Cooking Adventures®, you will see that you don't have to be a Chef to make good food. With my easy step - by - step instructions, you too can master just about any dish. I hope you find your time here inspiring, educational and delicious!

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