Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe With Broccoli Is Tried-and-True Delicious by Melissa Vickers

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe With Broccoli Is Tried-and-True Delicious

Around here, the foods we tend to eat the most often in one form or another are chicken, broccoli, mushrooms and cashews. This version of the traditional Chinese restaurant specialty dish has them all! With juicy chicken, crisp broccoli and a flavorful sauce, you'll love this easy cashew chicken recipe.

I bet you'll have most of what you need for this Asian chicken stir fry recipe in your kitchen already. If not, here is your shopping list: boneless chicken thighs, hoisin sauce, low-sodium soy sauce, chicken broth, cornstarch, granulated sugar, rice vinegar, green onions, garlic, broccoli florets, mushrooms and whole cashews.

This easy chicken recipe makes a hearty, satisfying dinner any night of the week. Serve this stir-fry chicken recipe over your favorite rice and garnish with green onions. Enjoy!

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Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs. But breasts do dry out quicker than thighs, so be sure not to overcook.
  • Try other vegetables in this recipe like green beans, carrots, spinach, cauliflower or bok choy.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put the chicken into a bowl. Add the hoisin sauce and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Stir to combine then let it sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the 2/3 cup soy sauce, chicken broth, cornstarch, sugar and vinegar. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add crushed red pepper flakes to oil, if using. Once hot, add half chicken in an even layer and cook for 3 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove chicken to a plate and repeat with rest of the chicken. 
  4. Add remaining oil to skillet. Add broccoli and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. 
  5. Return chicken to skillet. Add cashews. Pour in sauce and cook, stirring often, until sauce has thickened to your liking.

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Donna John
Looks amazing! I love cashew chicken. Trying this one ASAP.
Elisa Schmitz
My mouth is watering, Melissa Vickers . This is on my to-make list! #yum
I love Asian meals like this. 😋
Mary Annie Lebold
Made this for my boys last night. It disappeared in a flash. I had given up on making my own stir fry sauce using bottled instead. The sauce here is easy and yummy — it will work in any stir fry I put together.

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