Cashew Chicken Recipe

Looking for a recipe for some super yummy Chinese food to whip up for dinner? You are going to love this family favorite, easy Cashew Chicken recipe!
Light and Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe - super easy to make, yummy Chinese food that tastes better and is better for you than take out! New family favorite recipe

One of our favorite foods is Chinese food! It is easy to make, loaded with vegetables, and tastes fantastic.

This Cashew Chicken Recipe is not only healthy, but super easy to whip together for a weekday dinner.

And if you love Chinese food as much as we do, don't miss our _________.

Cashew Chicken

chop up 1 lb chicken breast

Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in large skillet or wok (like we do) . Season with salt and pepper and then set chicken aside.

HINT: With a Wok the trick is to get the pan hot, then heat the oil, swish it around to coat and then cook meat (or veggies) while tossing to cook evenly. 

chop onions

Next chop your onion, broccoli, red peppers, and garlic.

cook broccoli, red peppers, onion, and garlic in wok

Heat another Tablespoon of oil in your pan and cook broccoli, onion, red pepper, and garlic for about 5-7 minutes until starting to get soft, but still a little crunchy. 

Meanwhile mix your sauce: soy sauce, orange juice, hoisin sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, and cilantro (optional).
cashew chicken

When veggies are done, add the sauce, cooked chicken, and cashews and toss over medium heat for about 5 minutes so flavors blend. Serve over a bed of rice.

This is such a flavorful, delicious and healthy recipe!!  I guarantee it is better than what you'll find at most Chinese take-out and is so much better for you!

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Cashew Chicken Recipe

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil                             1 teas soy sauce
1 lb chicken breast, cut                                     1/2 cup orange juice
1 bunch broccoli, chopped                                1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 large onion, chopped                                     1 cup cashews
2 red peppers, cut                                             1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
3 cloves garlic, minced                                     1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt & pepper                                                     rice

In skillet cook chicken in 1 Tablespoon oil until cooked throughout; set aside. Add another Tablespoon oil and cook broccoli, onion, and red pepper. for 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, mix soy sauce, orange juice, and hoisin sauce in a bowl. When veggies are done add back in the chicken, sauce, cilantro, and crushed red pepper for 5 minutes so flavors can mix. Serve over rice.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.