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Cashew Chicken Recipe

Cashew chicken is my number one takeout dish, but when at home the flavor is even better. I enjoy cooking Chinese dishes, not only for the amazing taste but for the little time it takes to cook. Below is the quick cashew chicken recipe.

Cashew Chicken tastes much better when made at home. Follow this recipe to enjoy tender chicken cooked in mouthwatering sauce with fewer calories. letscookingmam.com | @Arinacooking

If you want your kids to eat their vegetables, then this cashew chicken recipe is for you. In the authentic cashew chicken recipe, you won’t see much vegetables.

With time the recipe got a decent makeover, and the addition of vegetables became a must.

Cashew Chicken tastes much better when made at home. Follow this recipe to enjoy tender chicken cooked in mouthwatering sauce with fewer calories. letscookingmam.com | @Arinacooking

Vegetables do add to the flavor and make the dish look super delicious. Having said that. I have added a minimal amount of vegetables to keep the original taste of the dish, but you can add broccoli, bell peppers, and some even add celery.

Making Cashew Chicken

I used to wonder why the chicken is so tender in all the Chinese dishes, and after some research, I found out that in some Chinese restaurants, baking soda, cornstarch, and egg white is used to make the chicken tender.

Cashew Chicken tastes much better when made at home. Follow this recipe to enjoy tender chicken cooked in mouthwatering sauce with fewer calories. letscookingmam.com | @Arinacooking

I didn’t use any of those in this cashew chicken recipe; I do believe that the method of cooking the chicken has got something to do with its texture.

When you throw the chicken in a smoking hot pan, the outer layer gets sealed, trapping the juices within, allowing the chicken to cook slowly from the inside.

Cashew Chicken is a delectable dish, and you can get creative with it.

If you don’t like cashew, instead use peanuts. Cashew and peanuts go well with this dish.

Cashew Chicken tastes much better when made at home. Follow this recipe to enjoy tender chicken cooked in mouthwatering sauce with fewer calories. letscookingmam.com | @Arinacooking

You won’t spend much time making cashew chicken, since there is no marinating involved, keep all the ingredients ready and close by before cooking.

Everything will cook quickly, and if you forgot an ingredient and spent time searching for it in the middle of your cooking, I’m not sure you’ll be pleased with the outcome!

Let’s make dinner!

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Cashew Chicken tastes much better when made at home. Follow this recipe to enjoy tender chicken cooked in mouthwatering sauce with fewer calories. letscookingmam.com | @Arinacooking

12 Comments

  1. A quick and very delicious stir-fry!

  2. One of my favorite and most delicious chicken recipes! Looks amazing!

    • Arinacooking

      Thanks Medeja, I think no one can help but like this dish, it is very popular in Chinese restaurants here!

  3. What a great dish for a busy weeknight! With steamed veggies or salad on the side, this is a great healthy meal!

  4. I know what’s going to be for my dinner today. Alredy wrote to my bf to buy ingredients and can’t wait to go home from work and cook it. I bet I’ll be delicious!

  5. Filipino Food

    What a great dish for a busy weeknight! With steamed veggies or salad on the side, this is a great healthy meal 😉