Cashew Chicken is an Asian chicken stir-fry recipe, in which chicken cubes are cooked in a sweet-sour-hot garlicky sauce with loads of cashews. Nuts and chicken are an excellent combo for taste as well as 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 drool away!
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Make Restaurant-Style Cashew Chicken At Home in 30 Minutes
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.
If you feel the sauce is dry, you can add about a ¼ cup of chicken stock to adjust the consistency.
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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.