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Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken
  • Category

    Main Course

  • Cusine



1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 Tbsp + 2 tsp cornstarch

2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

Salt and white or black pepper

6 Tbsp low-sodium chicken broth or water

3 1/2 Tbsp hoisin sauce

1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 1/2 Tbsp rice vinegar

1 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp sesame oil

4 green onions

4 cloves garlic

1 Tbsp finely grated

2 cups diced broccoli florets

1 medium bell pepper

3/4 cup unsalted cashews

Sesame seeds


In a mixing bowl, toss chicken with 1 Tbsp cornstarch to evenly coat. In a large skillet, heat 1/2 Tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add half of the chicken, and cook stirring frequently, until chicken is is golden brown and has cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and add another 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil to skillet. Cook remaining chicken until golden brown and cooked through, then transfer to plate with first batch of chicken. In a mixing bowl , whisk together chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil and remaining 2 tsp cornstarch until well blended, set aside. Heat remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp oil in skillet over medium heat. Add in green onions, garlic, ginger, broccoli and bell pepper and saute until veggies are tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large plate. Pour in hoisin sauce mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until sauce boils and thickens . Thin with 1 - 2 more tablespoons of broth or water if desired. Remove from heat, add chicken, veggies and cashews to sauce and toss to evenly coat. Serve warm with white or brown rice, cauliflower "rice" or quinoa and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. Recipe has been updated to include broccoli and bell pepper. Originally shared Jan. 2014.