Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It’s a great meal.

Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.

Cashew chicken recipe

I have another delicious (but easy) crock pot recipe. This slow cooker cashew chicken is easy to make and packed with flavor. Tons of flavor and you can make it on the stove top too!

It is a family favorite and one that we enjoy often. The kids loved it. It is one of those meals we all just really love!

Cashew chicken is a winner for sure. You will not be disappointed in this recipe. I bet you will regret not making it sooner.

The cashew chicken sauce is amazing! 

We are going to show you how to make this on the stove top AND the crock pot. It is delicious either way!

You might also like Crockpot orange chicken for another easy meal in the slow cooker.

Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.

Make sure you have a good crock pot to make this chicken with cashew nuts.

We love crock pots around here. I have several and they get tons of use.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that call for that.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Let’s make crock pot cashew chicken.

Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE CASHEW CHICKEN:

  • chicken breasts
  • cornstarch
  • olive oil
  • chicken broth
  • hoisin sauce
  • soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • sesame oil
  • minced garlic
  • ground ginger
  • unsalted cashew halves
  • green onions
  • broccoli florets
  • red bell pepper diced
  • sesame seeds (optional for topping)
Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.

HOW TO MAKE CASHEW CHICKEN

In a gallon ziplock bag, place the chicken with 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Shake to evenly coat the chicken with the cornstarch.

Heat ½ Tbsp of Olive Oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat until hot. Add half of the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through (approximately 4-6 minutes).

Remove this chicken to a separate plate and then following the same instructions to cook the second half of the chicken. Transfer the remaining chicken from the skillet to the plate.

In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and the remaining cornstarch. Set aside.

Then heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet over medium heat until hot. Add in the green onions, minced garlic, broccoli and bell pepper. Sprinkle the ground ginger, salt and pepper over these veggies.

Sauté the veggies in the skillet until they are the tenderness that you desire (5-7 minutes).

Then pour in the sauce mixture. Cook this mixture with the veggies over medium heat until the sauce begins to boil and thickens (1-3 minutes). You can thin the sauce at this time with more chicken broth if you desire.

Stir in the chicken and cashews into the skillet with the veggies and sauce.

Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.

Learn how to make slow cooker cashew chicken:

To make this in the crock pot, place all the ingredients except for the vegetables in the crock pot. Stir to ensure that all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours.

Stir the vegetables into the crock pot for the last 30 minutes of the cook time.

Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.

What to serve with crock pot cashew chicken

Serve over rice and top with the sesame seeds.

Did you know that you can also cook rice in the slow cooker?  I like to cook a ton of rice in my crock pot and then freeze it for recipes like this one.

This way I always have some cooked rice on hand for recipes that require it or for a quick side dish in not time at all.

Freezing rice is so easy and saves me tons of time in the kitchen. If you aren’t freezing rice, you should be! It is a huge time saver.

We prefer white rice with this recipe but you can use brown rice. Just use what your family enjoys. Fried rice would also be tasty.

You will love the delicious cashew chicken sauce over rice.

Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.

Save money with this homemade cashew chicken.

Feel free to add water chestnuts or extra vegetables. Use what you like or have on  hand. The crunchy cashews give this a really amazing crunch and flavor.

You can thin the sauce with chicken broth if it is too thick. It is really such an easy dinner idea.

Let us know if you try thai cashew chicken!

We all love it!

Print this recipe for cashew chicken below:

Cashew Chicken Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Skip take out and make this easy and delicious Cashew chicken recipe at home. Your family will love it and you will save time and money. It's a great meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6 – 8
Cuisine Chinese
Course Main Course
Calories 294
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts Diced into 1 in. pieces
  • 6 tsp Cornstarch Divided
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 4 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Cashew Halves
  • 4 Green Onions Diced
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds Optional for serving

Instructions

  • In a gallon ziplock bag, place the chicken with 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Shake to evenly coat the chicken with the cornstarch.
  • Heat ½ Tbsp of Olive Oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat until hot. Add half of the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through (approximately 4-6 minutes). Remove this chicken to a separate plate and then following the same instructions to cook the second half of the chicken. Transfer the remaining chicken from the skillet to the plate.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and the remaining cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Then heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet over medium heat until hot. Add in the green onions, minced garlic, broccoli and bell pepper. Sprinkle the ground ginger, salt and pepper over these veggies. Sauté the veggies in the skillet until they are the tenderness that you desire (5-7 minutes).
  • Then pour in the sauce mixture. Cook this mixture with the veggies over medium heat until the sauce begins to boil and thickens (1-3 minutes). You can thin the sauce at this time with more chicken broth if you desire.
  • Stir in the chicken and cashews into the skillet with the veggies and sauce.
  • Serve over rice and top with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

CROCK POT RECIPE: 
To make this in the crock pot, place all the ingredients except for the vegetables in the crock pot.  Stir to ensure that all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.  
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours. 
Stir the vegetables into the crock pot for the last 30 minutes of the cook time. 
Serve over white rice and enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 294kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 35g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 96mg, Sodium 772mg, Potassium 672mg, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 100IU, Vitamin C 2.1mg, Calcium 13mg, Iron 1.7mg

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  1. 5 stars
    The whole family thought this was really yummy! And super easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Love your recipes and your live segments! I’ve yet to do any of the freezer meals I’m usually just throwing either fresh or frozen meat into the instant pot and adding everything in at that time. I’m curious as to how much of the spices get left in the freezer bag, doesn’t that leave the food under seasoned and waste the spice??