I have another chicken dish for you that surely won’t disappoint!
I really don’t even know if I can call this cashew chicken. I don’t know how “regular” cashew chicken is made. And I sort of just threw this together. What else am I supposed to call it? Chicken with cashews? Weird. A ton of stuff I threw together in the throes of recipe block? True… but weirder.
It’s cashew chicken How Sweet style. Really, just a spinoff of crunchy honey chicken.
It’s pretty darn good too. I initially thought it was delicious, but I just never know the true outcome until Mr. How Sweet’s taste buds react given they have the maturity of a 5-year old. Luckily, it was a winner.
I served it with jasmine rice because I simply adore jasmine rice. I want to eat my weight in jasmine rice daily.
It’s just so… incredible. When I eat jasmine rice, I taste coconut and vanilla and sweetness. I don’t know if that’s right but that’s how jasmine rice moves me. Okay… I’m done talking about jasmine rice.
Oh, except for the fact that I’m convinced it makes the dish even better. Don’t serve the chicken without it. (Now I’m done.)
So, I think you should make this tonight. I am. And I don’t like to be alone.
We ate it for dinner last night, but it was so good that it’s on the menu for a second night in a row. If you know me, you know that is a huge thing in this house. Eating the same thing for dinner two nights in a row nearly makes me break out in hives. Unless it includes chocolate and/or bacon.
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup mushrooms
1/2 red pepper, sliced thin
3 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup shelled edamame
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup unsalted cashews
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
Heat a skillet on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add mushrooms and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then sprinkle cornstarch on chicken pieces and make sure each piece is somewhat coated. (You can add a little more if needed.) Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and add chicken. Brown on both sides until cooked, about 5 minutes per side. Add garlic, red pepper, edamame, half of the green onions and cashews and stir for 30 seconds. Turn heat to medium low.
In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and honey. Pour into skillet, coating chicken and vegetables. Serve with jasmine rice.
Now I’m going to have some jasmine rice for breakfast. I’m a little obsessed. I love that it’s readily available for me to eat everyday. Is this real life?
166 Comments on “Cashew Chicken.”
I love cashews and I love chicken. Match made in heaven. Can’t wait to try this!
Wow! This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try this recipe… so simple but I know the flavors are going to be incredible. And… I’ve never tried jasmine rice before, but after your ode to it, I will definitely be buying it. Thanks for sharing!
OMG yum!!! I love cashews, edamame, chicken, soy sauce, peppers, and everything in this!
When ever I eat jasmine rice I feel so elegant. I have no idea why, but it makes me feel proper and posh. I’m just going to go with it…
Gah! This looks so good!!!
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Cashews are my FAVORITE. But I never had them with chicken!
I like the printable recipe- looks great! I love nuts in chicken dishes. Well, I love nuts in everything. But this looks especially good. :)
Ahh can I just say that your recipes for dinner ideas make me want to be able to make dinners for dinner??? The only dinner that is worth making right now (because of our schedules/getting home super late) is Sunday dinner. But I have made some of your recipes and this one looks great as well, including the rice! Can I just say I don’t think rice is given enough attention?
I think part of the charm of your recipes comes from the photographs…Im not going to lie…I think that anyone who looks at the photos automatically gets hungry and also gets the cooking bug! :)
Thanks so much!
i LOVE cashews in chicken! at chinese restaurants thats always the best dish. The crunch of hte nuts adds a delicious texture and flavor!
Have you ever tried brown jasmine rice ?! Be still my heart ;)
No! I didn’t even know it existed until a few other comments mentioned it.
In my book, this is the only cashew chicken worth having!
Amazing! I never think to use honey is a stir-fry type dish, but I like it. A lot!
Yum this looks so good. This is definitely going on my dinner menu next week!
looks like you got the print recipe feature installed! yay! :)
and honey, edamame, jasmine rice, cashews…yeah, looks delish!
oh wow this recipe looks soooooooo good!! my man is usually on a low/no carb diet so chicken recipes tend to all blend together after a while…I cant wait to make him this! :D
This looks amazing! Cashew chicken is one of my takeout favorites, and I’ve never been able to find a homemade version that I really liked. I’ll have to give yours a try next week. :)
This is not my first time to your site but apparently I was not paying attention at all before. I just spent the last 45 minutes drooling over recipe after recipe. I now have a month worth of sweet treats to try out. I feel my pants getting tight already. Thank you! And I cannot agree more with you on the Jasmine rice – so GOOD!
Thank YOU! :)
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This looks fabulous! I LOVE the addition of edamame :)
YUM! I love Chinese flavors. I bet this would work well with shrimp, too. :)
Delicious! If only I could handle soy sauce. :(
This looks so yummy! I love the honey, and I’m a huge cashew fan. Perfect take-out at home!
This cashew chicken not only looks scrumptious, but so gorgeous as well! Yumm :)
Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love rice. Growing up, we would eat a Indonesian-Dutch rice dish called Nasi Goreng weekly with this amazing peanut butter sauce. My mom would make sure there would be extra rice leftover that we would then eat as dessert with a spoonful of butter and some brown sugar!
That sounds delicious!
I swear, cashews taste like butter..Am I the only one who thinks so?
Oh my God – I’m obsessed with cashews! So this sounds perfect for me. Have you ever tried Cashew Butter…holy God…I’ve used it in muffins before and so good…and of course straight up from the jar by the spoon(ful)…okay – spoonfulS (plural) – who am I kidding?
i was just on foodgawker submitting 2 things. and saw this! congrats :)
I MADE this tonight for dinner. So simple, super fast, full of flavor. Love, Love, Love. It will definitely enter into our rotation. I always know I can trust any recipe from you. THANK YOU.
Yum! My mouth is watering! I can’t wait to try the recipe.
I don’t know how you make cashew chicken either, but I’d sure like to try yours.
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I made this last night. I used sliced almonds instead (no cashews on hand)… it was easy, delicious and husband-approved :)
Mmmmmmm, I don’t normally make chicken because I hate plain chicken and I have no good ideas. This is a great idea!
What an Incredibly gorgeous and fun site you have! So much creativity and talent compiled into one place! Quite impressed!!
Have bookmarked this recipe! (and many others)
Wanted to invite you also to participate in a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! Im a lover of Seasonal Ingredients- which inspired me of course to create the event.
Again- amazing site. Will be back for another visit soon :)
You’re a featured recipe on Tasty Kitchen! I feel like I know a celebrity! :)
I knew I would love this dish (hello cashews!), but I didn’t expect my family to love it. WRONG! All 5 family members loved it, even my picky 10 year old. Thanks for adding a tasty, easy, recipe to our rotation!
Just what I was looking for, an easy dinner idea for tonight! Thanks! Sounds right up my flavor and spice alley. And I LOVE Jasmine rice too- I won’t make any other kind when rice is involved. (unless I’m making risotto…)
We made this for dinner last night and it was great! I love the edamame in it. Thanks for the recipe!
Glad you liked it!
When I saw this this morning my mouth started watering. It looked fab.
Headed to the shops with my list and came home and made it.
It want down a TREAT… my 2 year old said ” its delicious” and my 19 month old said “nummy nummy nymmy”.
I had never heard of edamame, so I used frozen peas instead!!
It was lovely.
I love seeing your emails coming through and I have ordered Reese’s peanut butter cups from amazon, so i can make them..
Keep up your great work.
Thanks Trish! :) Glad you enjoyed the chicken!
Such a delicious recipe… I doubled up on the veggies trying to use up some of what was in my fridge. I also added some hoisin, sriracha and toasted sesame oil to the sauce. This hit the spot and left me feeling so much better than if I had succumbed to my chinese takeout craving. : ) Thanks Jessica for a great dinner idea!
you will eat this and say DAMN.
Oh my goodness. I just found your website and I love it! I have a whole list of recipes I want to make. This is a really good cashew chicken recipe. I made it tonight and wrote about it on my blog!
This definitely sounds like my kind of cashew chicken dish! And I’m with you… I’m a huge fan of the jasmine rice, myself!
I made this last night for dinner and added broccoli. Delicious! I had never made jasmine rice before, but it’s definitely better than regular white rice.
made this tonight! subbed broccoli for the edamame (what we had) and loveddd it :)
This was AMAZING…I just made it, SO good and easy and quick too! Thank you!!
made this last night! deeeelicious. thanks for a great recipe.
This was crazy good. My husband raved and said it was the best thing he had ever eaten and wanted it again the following evening. I added a few red pepper flakes and some sweet thai chili sauce to add a tiny bit of spice. Thanks for sharing – this will be in my regular meal rotation from now on.
So glad you guys liked it!
Loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe. As the reader above me said, it will also be in my repertoire.