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Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken is a crispy on the outside and tender on the inside chicken recipe combined with the nutty flavor of cashews in a sweet and savory garlic sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: Cashew Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jill


  • 1 lb. chicken breast boneless and skinless, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • ¼ cup corn-starch
  • ¾ cup cashews whole unsalted
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water


  • In a bowl take the chicken pieces, add salt and pepper, and mix. Add ¼ cup corn starch, and mix well to coat properly.
  • Prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients given under the sauce.
  • Heat a large heavy bottom pan and add cashews, roast them on medium-high flame for 5 minutes. Set aside, the cashews will turn crispy once cooled.
  • In the same pan heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil on medium-high heat until smoking hot. Add the corn-starch-coated chicken pieces in a single layer in batches. Cook each side until golden brown.
  • Add roasted cashews and sauce, and toss until the sauce is well coated with the chicken. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat until the sauce thickens.
  • Garnish with spring onion, sesame seeds, and chili flakes (optional)
  • Serve hot with rice and steamed broccoli.