Easy Cashew Chicken
- Ready in: Prep: 15 Min, Cooking: 10 Min, Total: 25 Min
- Serves: 3
- Complexity: very easy
- kcal: Calories: 333.3cals Fat: 24g Carbs: 8g Fiber: 1.3g Protein: 22.6g NET CARBS: 6.7g
Our easy cashew chicken recipe has quickly grown into one of the most popular recipes on our blog. This is the dish we always turn to when we are in the mood for some Thai takeout! If you’re looking for something to soak up your cashew chicken sauce with then give our fried rice a try. Update 2/23/2017: So many people loved this recipe that we decided to make a video for it!
Step by Step Directions
Heat a pan over low heat and toast the cashews for 8 minutes or until they start to lightly brown and become fragrant. Remove and set aside.
Dice chicken thighs into 1 inch chunks. Cut onion and pepper into equally large chunks.
Increase heat to high and add canola oil to pan.
Once oil is up to temperature, add in the chicken thighs and allow them to cook through (about 5 minutes).
Once the chicken is fully cooked. Add in the pepper, onions, garlic, chili garlic sauce and seasonings (ginger, salt, pepper). Allow to cook on high for 2-3 minutes.
Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and cashews. Cook on high and allow the liquid to reduce down until it is a sticky consistency, There should not be excess liquid in the pan upon completing cooking.
Serve in a bowl, top with sesame seeds and drizzle with sesame oil. Enjoy!