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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

 

I love anything with cashews and sesame oil in it, so this is my favorite stir fry that I have made so far. It would be tasty without the cashews for those who have nut allergies as well, but I do think that chicken and cashews go together like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong.

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Ingredients Needed:

1 1/2  tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp chicken stock
3 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
fresh ginger, peeled and sliced, about one inch off the root
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 lb chicken breast, chopped
1 cup toasted cashews
one red peppers
2 cups of snow peas

Your choice of noodles

In small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar,and sesame oil, set aside until needed.

Take the tablespoon of oil and fry the ginger, garlic and chicken together, until the chicken is well browned and cooked through.

Add in your veggies, cover and steam for 2-3 minutes until tender-crisp.

Take the soy mixture and add to the vegetables, stirring until the soy mixture thickens slightly, 1-2 minutes.

Serve alone or over pasta or vermicelli noodles.

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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Healthy and fast, this stirfry is perfect for a family dinner during the week.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Course
Dinner
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
819
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch Your choice of noodles
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger (1 inch fresh ginger)
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 lb chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 450 grams noodles

Instructions

  1. In small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and sesame oil. Set aside until needed. 

  2. Take the tablespoon of oil and fry the ginger, garlic and chicken together, until the chicken is well browned and cooked through. 

  3. Add in your veggies, cover and steam for 2-3 minutes until tender-crisp.

  4. Take the soy mixture and add to the vegetables, stirring until the soy mixture thickens slightly, 1-2 minutes. 

  5. Add in the cashews, warm slightly. Serve alone or over pasta or vermicelli noodles.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 819kcal, Carbohydrates: 108g, Protein: 47g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 907mg, Potassium: 1053mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 1500IU, Vitamin C: 69.2mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 5.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Cate Gareau says

    So in your version of cashew chicken stir fry, you don’t put cashews?

  2. Karlynn Johnston says

    Fixed, thank you and I am so glad you liked it! so simple and yummy!

  3. lsoergel says

    I made this last night and it was great! Thanks! I just wanted to point out that where you say “In small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar,and sesame oil, set aside until needed.” I think you meant to say Chicken stock instead of Sesame Oil…

    Soooo yummy!! Thanks again! Liz S.

     

    • Karlynn says

      1 lb of chicken breast, but sometimes I use more in my personal versions to “up” the chicken in it.

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