Make Restaurant-Style Cashew Chicken At Home in 30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
For the Stir Fry Sauce
  • tbsp hoisin sauce
  • tbsp low sodium light soy sauce
  • 1tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • ¾tbsp Sugargranulated
  • 1tbsp Asian chilli sauce or sriracha sauce
  • ½tbsp Corn Starch
  • ¼cup Sesame Oil
For the Chicken Stir Fry
Instructions
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour the remaining oil in the wok. Add the spring onions, garlic and ginger. Sauté for a minute until the ingredients become aromatic.
  5. 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 Notes

Recipe Tip If you feel the sauce is dry, you can add about a ¼ cup of chicken stock to adjust the consistency.  S

hare your version of this recipe Have you tried making Asian cashew chicken at home? Do you use any different sauces? Share your version of this recipe with us. 

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.

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Make Restaurant-Style Cashew Chicken At Home in 30 Minutes
Cashew Chicken Recipe
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Stir Fry Sauce
  • tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 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
For the Chicken Stir Fry
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Stir Fry Sauce
  • tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 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
For the Chicken Stir Fry
Cashew Chicken Recipe
Instructions
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour the remaining oil in the wok. Add the spring onions, garlic and ginger. Sauté for a minute until the ingredients become aromatic.
  5. 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 Notes

Recipe Tip If you feel the sauce is dry, you can add about a ¼ cup of chicken stock to adjust the consistency.  S

hare your version of this recipe Have you tried making Asian cashew chicken at home? Do you use any different sauces? Share your version of this recipe with us. 

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.