Cashew Chicken is a chicken stir-fry dish where chicken cubes are cooked in a sweet-sour, hot garlic sauce that is loaded with cashews. Nuts and chicken are an excellent combo for taste and gives you a chance to stock up on nutrition. If you have a few Asian sauces in your pantry, then you can make this recipe in minutes. Serve it over a bed of steamed rice and enjoy!
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Cashew Chicken Belongs To Which Cuisine?
Cashew Chicken comes from Chinese/American cuisine. It is a stir fry dish made with a thick sauce served on a hot rice bed.
What Chicken Is Best To Cook Cashew Chicken?
Cashew Chicken is cooked with boneless chicken. Chicken Breast is one of the meatier cuts of the chicken, which comes from the breast-bone of the bird. This cut is skinless and has a supple texture. Use this to cook your Cashew Chicken. Order Chicken Breast Boneless from Licious. It is packed fresh and delivered fresh to your door in 90 minutes!
How To Garnish Cashew Chicken?
To garnish your Cashew Chicken, you can use finely chopped spring onions or sesame seeds. Drizzle them over your dish and serve hot.
What Dish Do You Need To Cook Cashew Chicken?
Cooking Cashew Chicken is very simple. If you do not have a wok, use a large non-stick skillet and you’ll be able to cook this dish with ease in a few minutes.
Make Restaurant-Style Cashew Chicken At Home in 30 Minutes
For the Stir Fry Sauce
- 1½ tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1½ tbsp low sodium light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- ¾ tbsp Sugar granulated
- 1 tbsp Asian chilli sauce or sriracha sauce
- ½ tbsp Corn Starch
- ¼ cup Sesame Oil
Take a bowl and add hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, chilli sauce, corn starch, and sesame oil. Set the bowl aside for further use
Take a pan and add cashew nuts in it. On medium-high flame dry roast the cashew nuts. Make sure they do not turn brown. Keep them aside.
Take a wide bowl. Add the chicken pieces to it. Then add pepper, salt and cornflour. Coat the pieces in this mix and marinate for 7 to 10 minutes. Take a wok and heat some oil in it. On high flame, add the marinated chicken pieces in batches and stir-fry them on both sides evenly for a minute. Do not brown the chicken pieces. Just lightly sear them.
Pour the remaining oil in the wok. Add the spring onions, garlic and ginger. Sauté for a minute until the ingredients become aromatic.
Add the stir-fried chicken pieces and stir them. Then pour the sauce from the bowl and cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. Toss the mixture frequently. Then add the cashews and stir the ingredients again. Turn off the heat once the pieces are cooked through. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve hot with steamed rice.
Recipe Tip If you feel the sauce is dry, you can add about a ¼ cup of chicken stock to adjust the consistency. S
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Frequently Asked Questions Can I use dark Soy sauce?
The dark sauce will give a bitter taste to this recipe, so try using the light soy sauce only.
What can I add to make Cashew Chicken spicier?
You can add chilli sauce and reduce the amount of sugar to make cashew chicken spicier.