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Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
Don’t wait for delivery, make classic Chinese cashew chicken at home with this insanely easy and delicious recipe that comes together quickly in a single skillet (fortune cookies not included).
Updated January 20, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias, whites and greens separated
  • 1 cup Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted cashews
  • 2 cups cooked white rice

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chicken in oil 4 to 6 minutes without moving, until browned on first side. Cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Using slotted spoon, transfer to medium bowl; set aside.
  • 2
    Add bell pepper and green onion whites to oil in skillet. Cook over medium heat 1 to 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce and chile garlic sauce. Heat to simmering.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat rice vinegar and cornstarch with fork. Stir chicken, rice vinegar mixture and cashews into mixture in skillet; return to simmering, then reduce heat and cook 30 to 60 seconds or until thickened. Serve over rice. Top with green onion greens.

Expert Tips

  • For best results, pat chicken dry before adding to hot oil.
  • Tight on time? Opt for frozen microwave-ready rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
1070mg
45%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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