Your friends and family will love easy cashew chicken (a favorite Chinese dish) , that can be made in 20 minutes, for a fraction of the cost of takeout!
Do you like Chinese food? We sure do! I really LOVE finding recipes for delicious dishes like Easy Cashew Chicken that are so simple to make at home. I love to eat out, but also love saving money, especially when it’s easy to make this favorite Chinese meal in under 20 minutes!
It’s very easy to make this simple dish of cashew chicken at home. Really! And as an added bonus… IT’S QUICK TO PREPARE AND TASTES FANTASTIC!!!! Here’s what you do to make this Classic Chinese dish in under 20 minutes!
Make The Sauce
Mix the ketchup, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, brown sugar and ginger together in a small bowl, until fully combined. Set aside.
Prepare The Chicken For Cooking
Cut two (large) boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 1″ cubes.
Mix the flour, salt and pepper together. Add this mixture to the chicken pieces, then stir to coat chicken. I found it easiest to do this in a large bowl.
Be sure to get the flour coating onto all sides of the chicken. Shake off the excess flour.
Cook The Chicken
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle a generous amount of canola or vegetable oil (approx. 3-4 Tablespoons) on bottom of skillet.
Once the oil and skillet are really hot (but not smoking!), add the chicken pieces. Chicken should sizzle when it hits the skillet!
Cook (without moving chicken) for about 2-3 minutes, then turn chicken to other side and cook for another couple minutes. Chicken pieces should be light golden brown on all sides.
Add The Sauce
Pour the sauce over the chicken. Stir gently to combine, and reduce the heat to medium-low.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
Finish Making The Cashew Chicken
Add the cashews, and stir gently to combine sauce, chicken, and cashews. Remove from heat.
Serve the cashew chicken with a garnish of sliced green onions (if desired), and place atop a bed of rice! That’s it!
This meal is “restaurant quality” delicious, and since it only takes under 20 minutes to have it on the table… who needs take-out?
I hope you will consider trying this recipe for cashew chicken. It truly tastes fantastic. If you enjoy chicken with an Asian twist, you might also enjoy my recipes for P.F. Chang’s Ginger Chicken with Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken or Asian Lemon Chicken Strips.
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Recipe Source: http://www.ohsweetbasil.com/quick-and-easy-cashew-chicken-recipe.html
- 1 Tablespoon ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 large chicken breasts , skinless/boneless (cut in 1" cubes)
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup roasted cashews (salted or unsalted, but not raw)
- 4 Tablespoons oil (canola, olive, or vegetable) - enough to coat the bottom of large skillet (approx.3-4Tbl)
- 1 Tablespoon Thinly sliced green onions , for garnish (if desired)
- In a small bowl, mix together ketchup, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, brown sugar and ground ginger. Once fully blended, set aside.
Place flour, salt and pepper in large bowl. Toss the chicken cubes (a few at a time) in the flour, salt and pepper, turning until fully coated on all sides. Shake off excess flour from chicken pieces and place on plate. Repeat until all are coated.
Heat oil on medium high in a large, nonstick skillet (approx. 4 Tablespoons-enough to coat the bottom of skillet). Once the oil is really hot, add the chicken pieces, keeping them separated as you add them to the skillet. Cook on medium high on each side for 2-3 minutes (until fully cooked and light golden brown). Discard any leftover oil from skillet.
- When chicken is done, pour the sauce over the chicken. Stir gently to combine and coat chicken pieces. Immediately turn heat to medium low. Let the sauce and chicken simmer until hot, and heated through (a couple minutes), then add cashews to skillet. Stir to combine.
Serve the cashew chicken on a bed of rice. Garnish with thinly sliced green onions, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
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