Cashew Chicken | 30-Minute Dinner Recipe

This is one of my favourite dinner recipes as it takes only 30 mins to prepare and has an amazing taste! ?. You can serve it over rice, noodles, vermicelli, or with a salad if you prefer a lower carb option. My fiancé loves this recipe and each time I ask him “Cashew chicken for dinner?”, I receive a big “YES” as an answer. ?
It is definitely a must try recipe for those who want to prepare a delicious dinner, but don’t have much time and energy after coming home from work. ?

  • 500 g chicken filets, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 100 g raw cashew nuts
  • ½ tsp black pepper, ground
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce (if you are using normal soy sauce, cut the quantity in half as it could be too salty)
  • ¼ cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  • Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 500 g chicken filets, cut into small pieces. Season with ½ tsp ground black pepper.
  • Whisk together ½ cup chicken stock, ¼ cup light soy sauce, ¼ cup Hoisin sauce, 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tbsp sesame oil into a small bowl.
  • When the chicken is almost ready, stir in 100 g raw cashew nuts and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Add the sauce and cook until thickened while stirring occasionally.
  • Serve over vermicelli, rice or rice noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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