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cashew chicken stir fry |chinasichuanfood.com
Cashew Chicken
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Yummy Chinese style cashew chicken with simple ingredients
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 3
Calories: 238 kcal
  • 1 boneless chicken breast cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. water or Chinese cooking wine
  • a small pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 fresh green pepper cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashew
Stir fry sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  1. Marinating chicken cubes with ground black pepper, cornstarch, water (or Chinese cooking wine), light soy sauce, salt and sesame oil. Set aside for 30 minutes. Mix stir fry sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Spread cashew nut in a non-stick pan and toast over slow fire until crispy.
  3. Place oil in wok and place the chicken cubes in. Spread them evenly on the cooking pot with chopstick and gently fry. Watch the chicken cubes carefully and transfer them out as long as they turn pale.
  4. Leave around 1 tablespoon of oil in and fry garlic and green pepper until aromatic.  Return the chicken and add stir fry sauce. When the sauce is almost all attached to the chicken cubes, turn off heat and spread cashew nut in. Mix quickly and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Cashew Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 738mg 31%
Potassium 278mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 6.2%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.