This is a delicious recipe that is very simple to make and oh so flavourful.

The bite-sized pieces of super tender chicken and bell peppers are a perfect addition to the slightly sweet and sticky brown sauce. 

Serve it in a rice bowl with some steamed broccoli and you are set.

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Makes

2 servings

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

15 minutes

Good For:

dinner

Ingredients

Chicken

  •  1 chicken breast thinly sliced
  •  1 tablespoon Saki or dry sherry
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of oil for cooking

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Saki or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Finishing Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small clove garlic finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger finely chopped
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1/4 cup roasted cashews

    How to make Cashew Chicken

    Check out our easy step by step video

    Step by Step Instructions

    Step 1

    Mix the chicken with the Saki, salt, and cornstarch and set aside

    Step 2

    Mix the sauce ingredients together

    Step 3

    Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet

    Step 4

    In batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan, add the chicken pieces in a single layer

    Cook for 1 minute or until a golden crust has formed

    Turn the pieces over and cook on the other side for another minute

    Add more oil as needed for each batch

    Step 5

    Once cooked, transfer the pieces to a pan while you finish cooking the remaining chicken

    Step 6

    Once all the chicken is cooked, heat 1 more tablespoon of oil in the pan and add in the garlic, ginger, and green onion and cook for 30 seconds

    Step 7

    Add in the peppers and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes

    Step 8

    Stir the sauce again to make sure the cornstarch is well mixed in and pour into the pan

    Step 9

    Stir until the sauce thickens

    Step 10

    Add the chicken and cashews to the pan and mix in

    Step 11

    Serve with rice or your choice of side and enjoy

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    Cashew Chicken

    This is a delicious recipe that is very simple to make and oh so flavourful.
    The bite-sized pieces super tender chicken and bell peppers are a perfect addition to the slightly sweet and sticky brown sauce. 
    Serve it in a rice bowl with some steamed broccoli and you are set.
    5 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 30 mins
    Cook Time 15 mins
    Total Time 45 mins
    Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
    Cuisine American, Chinese
    Servings 2
    Calories 471 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    Chicken

    • 1 chicken breast thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon Saki or dry sherry
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
    • 1 tablespoon of oil for cooking

    Sauce

    • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Saki or dry sherry
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1/3 cup chicken stock
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

    Finishing Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 small clove garlic finely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons ginger finely chopped
    • 1 green onion chopped
    • 1 bell pepper sliced into strips
    • 1/4 cup roasted cashews

    Instructions
     

    • Mix the chicken with the Saki, salt, and cornstarch and set aside
    • Mix the sauce ingredients together
    • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet
    • In batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan, add the chicken pieces in a single layer
      Cook for 1 minute or until a golden crust has formed
      Turn the pieces over and cook on the other side for another minute
      Add more oil as needed for each batch
    • Once cooked, transfer the pieces to a pan while you finish cooking the remaining chicken
    • Once all the chicken is cooked, heat 1 more tablespoon of oil in the pan and add in the garlic, ginger, and green onion and cook for 30 seconds
    • Add in the peppers and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes
    • Stir the sauce again to make sure the cornstarch is well mixed in and pour into the pan
    • Stir until the sauce thickens
    • Add the chicken and cashews to the pan and mix in
    • Serve with rice or your choice of side and enjoy

    Nutrition Facts per serving

    Calories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 29gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 834mgPotassium: 682mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1957IUVitamin C: 79mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mg

    This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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