CASHEW CHICKEN STIR FRY – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

CASHEW CHICKEN STIR FRY - Butter with a Side of Bread


Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made with tender chicken & veggies in a flavorful Asian sauce! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy homemade Cashew Chicken Recipe!

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made with tender chicken & veggies in a flavorful Asian sauce! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy homemade Cashew Chicken Recipe!

Sarah here from Feeding Your Fam to share with you one my family’s favorite, go to weeknight meals! This Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is one of our favorites. It comes together super quick and dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes, which is a huge win!!

We love our Chinese take out, but sometimes it is just not in the budget, so we make our own and you know what? It is so much better when it is made at home, and you have so much more control over what goes into the recipe.

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made with tender chicken & veggies in a flavorful Asian sauce! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy homemade Cashew Chicken Recipe!

How to make Cashew Chicken

First, in a small bowl combine the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside until ready to use.

Prepare the chicken by slicing into small cubes and seasoning with salt and pepper. Slice the onion into 1/2 inch pieces.

In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, pour in olive oil and cook and stir chicken until browned and cooked through. About 5-6 minutes.

Remove the cooked chicken from the pan and place on a clean plate. To the hot pan add the onion, garlic snow peas and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently cooking 2-3 minutes until the veggies are tender, but still have a little crunch to them.

Place the cooked chicken back into the pan with the vegetables.

cashew chicken, snow peas and carrots in a pan

Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and veggies and turn the heat back up to medium. Bring the sauce to a simmer/slow boil and stir occasionally until it thickens and everything is coated. This takes about 3 minutes.

Add the cashews and mix. Serve over cooked rice.

bowl of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken, snow peas, carrots and onion

Ingredients needed for Cashew Chicken Recipe

  • chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic, minced
  • carrots, matchstick
  • snow peas
  • yellow onion

bowls of ingredients for cashew chicken sauce

Ingredients for Cashew Chicken Sauce

  • water
  • rice vinegar
  • chicken bullion
  • minced ginger
  • red pepper flakes
  • oil, canola or vegetable
  • honey
  • garlic salt
  • hoisin sauce
  • cornstarch
  • sesame oil

cashew chicken over rice on a wooden platter

How to serve Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

We like to serve this easy cashew chicken stir fry over white rice. We simple place the rice on a serving platter, then place the cashew chicken on top, drizzle with any extra sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

This recipe could also be served over brown rice, on its own or even over rice noodles.

How to store leftover Cashew Chicken

If you happen to have some leftover cashew chicken, place in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days after you make it.

To reheat, take out what you are going to heat and microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes until heated through.

cashew chicken stir fry on a wooden platter

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

This Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made to fill you up with all the goodness of chicken and veggies covered in a delicious savory sauce that has just the right amount of spice! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy Cashew Chicken Recipe!

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Course: chicken, dinner, Main Course, Main Dish

Cuisine: American, Chinese

Keyword: cashew chicken stir fry

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 404kcal

Ingredients

Chicken and Vegetables

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups carrots, matchstick
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cashews, salted

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce

Instructions

  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce and whisk together until there are no lumps. Set aside until needed.

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.

  • In a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat. Heat olive oil and add cubed chicken. Cook the chicken, stirring occasionally until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan to a clean plate.

  • To the same pan, add the onion, garlic, snow peas and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently until the vegetables are tender with a little crunch.

  • Add the chicken back to the pan. Turn the heat up to medium and pour in the sauce. Bring the sauce to a slow boil and stir frequently until it thickens, about 3 minutes.

  • Add the cashews and serve over warm rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 751mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 7389IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a simple 30 minute meal made with tender chicken & veggies in a flavorful Asian sauce! Stay home, save your money and make up this easy homemade Cashew Chicken Recipe!

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