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Spicy Chinese Cashew Chicken

This Spicy Chinese Cashew Chicken recipe is my homemade version of our favorite Chinese take-out dish from our local neighborhood Chinese restaurant.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Keyword cashew chicken, Chinese cashew chicken, spicy cashew chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 184kcal
Author Michele @ Flavor Mosaic


Cashew Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews


  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • Heat oil in a wok or skillet, such as a cast iron skillet, over medium-high heat.
  • Place the cubed chicken in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl stir together cornstarch, salt pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Add the seasoned cornstarch to the bowl with the chicken and toss until all pieces of chicken are evenly coated with the seasoned cornstarch.
  • Add the chicken to the hot wok or skillet and cook until lightly browned.
  • Add the red and green bell peppers and cook for about 5 minutes or until peppers are softened.
  • Add cashews and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir together all sauce ingredients in a small bow. Pour the sauce over the cashew chicken in the wok or skillet and cook for about 5 minutes. The sauce should thicken.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Serve the Spicy Chinese Cashew Chicken over rice. Enjoy!



Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 2298mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1115IU | Vitamin C: 62.4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.2mg