Cashew Chicken

 The cashews add a sweet crunch to this savory meal…I hope you enjoy this as much as we do! 
Marinade ingredients 
let chicken marinate for 1/2 hour – I like to slice my chicken into angled slices for quick cooking. 
A roux- a thickening agent…this is what makes the sauce have a “gravy like” texture. 
Sliced carrots and snow peas
Stir fry chicken, then add veggies- then roux with remaining sauce ingredients. 
Add sauce -let simmer until thickened, then add cashews. 


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Cashew Chicken
Serves: 4
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  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce,divided
  • ½ chicken broth
  • ¾ teaspoon sesame oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 2 medium carrots sliced at an angle
  • ¾ cup cashews
  • Hot cooked rice
  1. Make marinade: Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, ½ cup broth and ½ teaspoon sesame oil; add the chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and ⅓ cup broth until smooth.
  3. Stir in the sugar, vinegar, ginger, salt, and remaining soy sauce and ¼ tsp sesame oil; set aside.
  4. Drain chicken and discard marinade.
  5. In a large nonstick wok or skillet, stir-fry chicken in canola oil until done.
  6. In the same pan, stir-fry peas and carrots.
  7. Add sauce and bring to a boil
  8. Cook and stir until sauce thickens (this will not take long!).
  9. Add cashews.
  10. Serve with hot rice.



  1. This sounds so yummy! And with GF soy sauce, it’s naturally allergy friendly too! 🙂 In the instructions, you mention hoisin sauce, but I don’t see it in the ingredients. How much hoisin sauce? Or is it not necessary? Thanks for all your terrific recipes!

    • Thank you Amanda! I did not use hoisin this time (and it isn’t an ingredient most people have on hand-I try not to add those ingredients). I took it out 🙂

  2. This looks delicious, I’m going to put it on my menu for next week. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This looks delicious. I love to visit here. I never leave empty handed and always have something new to add to my recipe collection. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  4. heather villard says:

    Just made this and it was delicious!!! The ginger was something I have never used but wow it made the meal. This will be a must repeat recipe in my house.

  5. Made this today–delicious and will definitely make again! Thank you!

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