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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

This Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made to fill you up with all the goodness of chicken and veggies covered in a delicious savory sauce that has just the right amount of spice! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy Cashew Chicken Recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: chicken, dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: cashew chicken stir fry
Servings: 6
Calories: 404kcal


Chicken and Vegetables

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups carrots, matchstick
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cashews, salted

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce


  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce and whisk together until there are no lumps. Set aside until needed.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • In a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat. Heat olive oil and add cubed chicken. Cook the chicken, stirring occasionally until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan to a clean plate.
  • To the same pan, add the onion, garlic, snow peas and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently until the vegetables are tender with a little crunch.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan. Turn the heat up to medium and pour in the sauce. Bring the sauce to a slow boil and stir frequently until it thickens, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the cashews and serve over warm rice.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 751mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 7389IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg