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Cashew Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

We love the moist chicken pieces, crunchy cashews, and loads of veggies. You could even add in more to your liking. It's all covered in a sauce that is out of this world. Be sure to get this on your dinner rotation.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Cashew Chicken, Cashew chicken and vegetables, stir fry
Servings: 6
Calories: 496kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch divided
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 5 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • Tablespoons honey
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • cups broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup cashews lightly salted
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Instructions

  • Dice your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and place in a mixing bowl. Add in 1 Tablespoon cornstarch and stir to cover all pieces.
  • Place chicken in a skillet with 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and cook over medium heat until cooked through. The chicken will start to brown a little. Place chicken on plate and set aside.
  • In another bowl mix together the chicken broth, hoison sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and 1 Tablespoon corn starch. Whisk together well.
  • Heat 2 Tablespoons oil in the skillet over medium heat and add the green onions, minced garlic, broccoli, and red pepper. Cook until tender.
  • After the veggies are cooked, transfer them to another plate.
  • Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and add in the chicken, veggies, and cashews. Stir until everything is covered in the sauce.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  • Serve over a bed of cooked rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 829mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 872IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg