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chicken cashew stir fry

This cashew chicken is chunks of crispy chicken and roasted cashews tossed in a sweet and savory sauce. Serve over rice for the perfect easy dinner option!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken cashew stir fry
Servings: 4
Calories: 390kcal
Author: berg

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons cornstarch divided use
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashews
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in a bowl with 1/4 cup cornstarch and salt and pepper. Toss to coat chicken evenly.
  • In a large non stick pan, or wok, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the chicken, stirring often, until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate .
  • leaving 1 teaspoon of oil in the pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar. Pour the sauce mixture into the pan.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer. Place the cornstarch in a bowl with 2 tablespoons cold water and whisk to combine.
  • Pour the cornstarch into the pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute or until sauce has just thickened.
  • Place the chicken and cashews in the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.
  • Serve over cooked white rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg