Cashew Chicken

  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “An authentic tasting oriental dish that can be prepared at home. This is a restaurant quality dish. Be prepared to share this recipe with others.”

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cupcatsup
  • 4teaspoonssoy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 2tablespoonsWorcestershire sauce
  • 3tablespoonssugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonssesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspooncayenne pepper( more to taste)
  • 1/2 cupchicken broth
  • 2tablespoonscornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoonsugar
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 3wholechicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces( or chicken tenders)
  • 1/4 cupcooking oil
  • 2tablespoonsfresh gingerroot, minced
  • 1tablespoonminced garlic
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 2carrots, sliced thinly
  • 1green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2cupssnow peas
  • 1 1/2 cupscashews
  • 2cupscooked white rice
  • Directions

  • Combine Catsup, soy sauce, salt,Worcestershire Sauce, sugar, sesame oil, cayenne pepper, and chicken broth and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
  • Toss the chicken with cornstarch mixture.
  • Heat a wok or frying pan to a high heat and add cooking oil.
  • When oil is hot add chicken.
  • Add gingeroot, garlic and onion.
  • Stir fry mixture until chicken is cooked through and opaque.
  • Add bell pepper and carrots, stir fry until tender crisp about 2-3 minutes, then add snow peas.
  • Continue to stir fry until tender crisp.
  • Add catsup/soysauce mixture to chicken and vegetables and cook until it comes to a boil.
  • Add the cashews and serve immediately over a bed of white rice.
  • Reviews

  • “Excellent recipe! Definitely restaurant quality. I substitued the carrots and snowpeas with a 16oz bag of oriental mix frozen vegetables. I think the cashews are a nice touch, but not necessary as it is the sauce that makes this dish. The ginger gives this dish a wonderful flavor.”

  • “This is so good. I can totally recommend it. Very tasty and such tender chicken. A delight!”

  • “This was really tasty, I used half a green bell pepper and half a red one.The cayenne gives just the right ‘bite’.We all loved this and will make it again.Thanks for posting.”

  • “Definately restaurant quality.Didn’t have snow peas and I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs.It was excellent.Will definately make this again!”

  • “An excellent hearty meal…wonderful…too good….great recipe….Feel like eating up this page on Recipezaar right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • “Awesome dish!!!We all loved it and my son who doesn’t like pea pods has changed his mind.I think next time I will cut the cayenne pepper by 1/2 to cut down on the bite.My husband loved it as is but my 8 year olds ate it and thought it was good too but drank a lot of extra milk.I might cut down on the amount of cashews only to cut down a bit on the calories.It’s a keeper in this house!!”

  • “This is a really fantastic dish.The sauce so flavorful without being overly spicy (much to my husband’s delight).You’re right about the restaurant quality.Thanks so much for sharing.”

  • “Easy, super super tasting dish! Thought I had cayenne pepper and then found out I didn’t. It was still very tasty. Next time I will add a pinch I think. Also did not add the veggies, and again, still a stellar dish! Both daughter and husband gave it two thumbs up! Thanks, Dawn!”

  • “This dish is incredible. Has a huge burst of flavor thanks to the fresh ginger and yummy sauce. Very easy to make too. My family enjoyed it immensely. Thanks Dawn, for sharing your recipe. “

  • “OMG!This is sooooo good!I am chowing down as we speak.Mine looks a little funny, as I had to use green catsup, but that did not affect the taste one bit!I even fooled my stepson by chopping the onion into teeny tiny pieces so that he wouldn’t notice them!I will surely make this again!”

  • “I made this last night and I have to say it is the best Cashew Chicken I have ever eaten!Thanks”

  • “Very special. Thanks Dawn.”

  • “We love chinese food and I was excited to prepare this dish for my family.It was VERY ketchup-y and not very good.It was edible, but mostly I ate it because I had spent so much time preparing it!I am going to keep looking for a chicken cashew recipe!”

  • “For some reason, when cooking the chicken, ginger, garlic and onion, the cornstarch seemed to separate from the chicken, forming globs that stuck to my pan.Maybe I had the heat too high, or needed more oil . . . not sure, but next time I think I’ll mix the cornstarch in with the catsup/soysauce mixture to avoid this.Otherwise, a very good dish, although my kids thought it had too much heat.”

  • “This is the best recipe I have ever tried-I highly recommend it”

  • “My family thinks this tastes too much like ketchup. Not a good thing.”

  • “This was not good at all, it taste like chicken with catsup. Would not make this again.”

  • “About as Asian as hot dogs. Who could like this? Have they never tasted chinese food before?
    I would like to add that the one thing this recipe contributed was the mixture of soy andWorcestershire sauce. I never knew those two tasted so good together. I’ll use that in the future, but as for this recipe…. KETCHUP? Why did I think that would be OK?”

  • “Have been looking for a authentic Cashew Chicken recipe and came upon this one . I thought I would try because of the ratings. I was VERY disappointed , I followed the recipe to a T and all my family and I could taste was ketchup . Would not make again 🙁 It was terrible .”

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