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Chicken with broccoli in white bowl.

Quick and Easy Cashew Chicken

Quick and Easy Cashew Chicken is better than takeout! Asian chicken with cashew and vegetables in one delicious sauce! Quick, easy and flavorful! 

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword cashew chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 300 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds skinless bone-less chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup edamame beans
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 and 1/2 cups broccoli steamed


  1. Heat up oil in a saucepan. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until done. 

  2. In a measuring cup or small mixing bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, vinegar, minced garlic, chili sauce, ginger and cornstarch. Set aside.

  3. Add chopped pepper and cashews to chicken. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add edamame beans. Stir. 

  4. Add sauce to chicken and cook until the sauce thickens, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat. 

  5. Serve cashew chicken with steamed broccoli.

Recipe Notes

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Cashew Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 913mg40%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 39.6mg48%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.