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Easy Cashew Chicken - Forget the takeout and cook in with this super easy Chinese-American dish. It’s simple, flavorful, and also great the next day if you have any left over.
Easy Cashew Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Forget the takeout and cook in with this super easy Chinese-American dish, Easy Cashew Chicken. It’s simple, flavorful, and also great the next day if you have any left over.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cashew chicken, easy, homemade cashew chicken, quick, stir fry, weeknight meal
Servings: 5
Calories: 353 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small sweet onion , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 6 scallions , diced
  • 3/4 cup unsalted, roasted cashews
  • cooked white rice , for serving
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin, chili garlic sauce, and water. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the chicken with the cornstarch until the chicken is coated, season with a few grinds of salt and pepper.
  3. In a large nonstick pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the chicken, tossing often, until browned and cooked, about 10 minutes. Add the onion, cook for 3 minutes until soft and translucent, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook for 15 seconds until fragrant. Add the rice vinegar and deglaze the pan, scraping up any brown bits, about 1 minute.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the hoisin mixture; cook, tossing to combine and warm through, about 1 more minute.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the scallions and cashews. Taste, season with a little more salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve over cooked, hot white rice.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cashew Chicken
Amount Per Serving (5 servings)
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.