Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Diet Low Fat
Servings 4
Calories 521 kcal


zavor noir Sauté Pan
1 Sauté Pan plus induction cooktop


  • 1 lb. chicken thighs skinless boneless, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ¾ cup roasted cashews unsalted
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • tbsp Mirin or dry sherry
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Dash of pepper


  • Mix cornstarch and soy sauce until there’s no lumps. Then add the mirin, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and pepper and mix to combine.
  • Place the chicken pieces in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture, toss to coat. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the peanut oil over medium-high heat in a sauté pan or skillet. Add the garlic and onion, and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and cook for 2 more minutes, making sure to get all sides. Add the bell pepper and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add the rest of the sauce mixture and the water to the pan and bring to simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens to the desired consistency.
  • Stir in the cashews and remove the pan from the heat. Serve immediately with rice, if desired.


Calories: 521kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 24gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1266mgPotassium: 492mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 199IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 3mg
Food Group Meat & Poultry
Keyword Easy
Cooking Method Sauteing, Simmering
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