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Thai Cashew Chicken

Better than takeout, this flavorful Thai Cashew Chicken is so fast to prepare! It is on the table in under 30 minutes!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
  

Sauce

  • cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes adjust according to your spice preference
  • pinch black pepper

Chicken and Vegetables

  • 1 pound chicken
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp sesame oil (canola oil can be used instead)
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger root, minced
  • ½ cup basil, sliced
  • ½ cup cashews

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Dice chicken into 1-inch cubes. Toss in cornstarch to coat. Once fully coated, shake off any excess.
  • Slice onions, peppers, and basil.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for about 3-4 minutes without stirring, until brown on one side.
  • Flip chicken over, then add onions, pepper, garlic, ginger, and basil to the pan. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add sauce and simmer for 2 minutes, until it thickens. Add cashews.
  • Serve over rice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Thai Cashew Chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
277
Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
41
mg
14
%
Sodium
 
1546
mg
67
%
Potassium
 
356
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Vitamin A
 
776
IU
16
%
Vitamin C
 
22
mg
27
%
Calcium
 
28
mg
3
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword 30 minute meal, chicken, stir fry, thai
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