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The Healthiest Cashew Chicken in 15 Minutes

Healthy food doesn't usually come to mind when you think of cashew chicken. This one is just as good as any other and good for you.

Healthy food doesn't usually come to mind when you think of cashew chicken. This one is just as good as any other and good for you.


INGREDIENTS:

Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon (16g) dark soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon (16g) soy sauce

  • 1/3 cup (80ml) chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon (11g) Chinese black vinegar

  • 1.5 tablespoon (21g) rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons (33g) honey

  • 1 tablespoon (9g) cornstarch

  • Pinch white pepper

Cashew Chicken:

  • 1 cup (136g) Raw cashews

  • 1 lb (454g) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons (24g) vegetable oil

  • 1 bunch green onion - 1” segments

  • 4 cloves garlic, rough chop

  • 1-inch knob ginger, grated

  • 1 rib celery, medium dice

  • 1 green bell pepper, ½” dice

  • 1/2 cup (70g) water chestnuts, halved or quartered



INSTRUCTIONS:

Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk in all the ingredients until combined.

Cashew Chicken:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place cashews on a baking sheet and bake for 5 - 8 minutes, or you can toast them in a pan.

  2. Season your chicken thighs cubes with salt; In a wok, heat oil, add chicken, and let it sear for 6 to 8 minutes, often turning, so it is evenly brown and cooked all the way through.

  3. In your wok, add oil; once hot, add onions, stir fry for about one minute or until you get a light charred. Next, add garlic, ginger and stir fry for 30 seconds.

  4. Then, add your celery, bell pepper and stir fry aggressively for 30 seconds or until your peppers start to soften. Next, add your chicken back and chestnuts, stir fry for 30 seconds to one minute and add your sauce; bring it to a boil, stir fry for 25 more seconds or until thicken and glossy.



12 commentaires


pipendrusus09
24 févr. 2023

Really bad recipe, for 8 minutes on my induction burner the chicken becomes charcoal and can be thrown away in a window. The real cashew chicken has small amount of sauce and is fried for 1-3 minutes max.


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Joshua Sanders
Joshua Sanders
28 août 2023
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Rofl.. you're like a living infomercial scenario. "Tired of turning off your brain and hilariously burning your chicken to a crisp by leaving it on high heat for 8 full minutes? Well now you can own PerfectoCook!"

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Eli
Eli
13 nov. 2022

Really nice, the sauce has an amazing depth of flavor, I don't like water chestnuts so I added some broccoli . I also added some MSG at the end to get some uncle points :)

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Dianna Cerullo
Dianna Cerullo
11 sept. 2022

Made this tonight for my family. A big hit!

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Judson Brown
Judson Brown
26 févr. 2022

A cashew chicken recipe that doesn't tell you when to put the cashews in seems like a glaring omission. =) I tossed them in with the chicken and the water chestnuts. Served with some mushroom fried rice and it was amazing!

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mad
24 avr. 2022
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Ok, I was about to say the same thing. And I did it just like you. Along with the chestnuts. Was nice.

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maneesha05
maneesha05
21 févr. 2022

Great recipe, Joshua!! Thanks so much for sharing! We loved it! I drizzled on some Sriracha at the end, and it was perfect! Love your blog!

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