Easy Cashew Chicken -better than takeout Asian chicken with cashew and vegetables in one delicious sauce! Quick, easy and flavorful!
If you are a fan of our Quick and Easy Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls, you will absolutely love this new recipe!
It's currently our favorite Asian take-out fake-out dishes and we can't get enough of it. The chicken is flavorful, cashews are delicious and the sauce -well, you will want to add it to everything! It has one of my favorite Asian kitchen staples: sweet chili sauce. Combined with garlic, soy sauce and ginger it makes really flavor-packed sauce.
This Cashew Chicken is beautiful, colorful and so delicious! It's super easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights. Even the pickiest eaters will love it.
- olive oil
- chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- edamame beans
- red bell pepper
- soy sauce
- rice vinegar
- sweet chili sauce
We always have cashews on hand for snacking and now I use them in this yummy recipe. I also love adding red bell peppers to Asian dishes. I added a handful of edamame beans because they taste a little nutty to me (which fits perfectly for this dish) and add a pop of green.
If you miss rice for this dish but would love to keep it grain-free, I highly recommend trying my Cauliflower Rice recipe. You can choose any veggies you like to add to the chicken. Steamed broccoli is my go-to veggie side for dishes like this one. It makes for one colorful bowl of good food.
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Quick and Easy Cashew Chicken
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 and ½ pounds skinless bone-less chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¾ cup cashews
- ½ cup edamame beans
- 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 and ½ cups broccoli steamed
- Heat up oil in a saucepan. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until done.
- In a measuring cup or small mixing bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, vinegar, minced garlic, chili sauce, ginger and cornstarch. Set aside.
- Add chopped pepper and cashews to chicken. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add edamame beans. Stir.
- Add sauce to chicken and cook until the sauce thickens, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Serve cashew chicken with steamed broccoli.
- I tested this recipe with lemon juice and apple cider vinegar and both work great. Use what you have on hand.
- You can skip edamame beans or sub with a vegetable of choice.
- If you are missing the rice or want to turn this dish into a rice bowl but keep it grain-free.
Really silly Question... how do you buy your edamame? I really like it but I’ve never cooked with it before? Fresh? Frozen? Thank you!!!
So delicious! This is going into my favorite recipe folder! It tastes like something you get at a restaurant. The sauce is what makes this dish.
Danielle Evans says
Made this for the boys. They loved it. I would not change anything on ingredient list. Also I used regular salted cashews but rinsed them well with water to get excess salt off.
That's wonderful, Danielle! Thank you so much for trying my recipe!
What type of cashews do you use? Raw; roasted salted; roasted no salt ?
Hi Linda! I used roasted not salted. Hope this helps!
Cashews are my weakness! I would devour this!
Cashew chicken is one of our favorite take-out dishes, but your homemade version looks much tastier! 🙂
So much better than takeout! Sounds amazing!
Cashew chicken is one of my favorites!
Katerina @ diethood .com says
Oh my goodness!! This looks absolutely incredible!! I've got to try it!!
We just LOVE Cashew Chicken, and I love that you made this at home! Gonna have to add this to next week's menu for sure!
Wow I love the edamame in there! I never have those on hand but really like them. Why don't I buy them??
This really jumped out at me on Insta earlier today. Great photos Anna!
This looks lovely and it's so simple and quick to make!
This looks FANTASTIC! We love meals like this one. Thanks for the link too!