Cashew Chicken Recipe - Dietetic Directions - Dietitian and Nutritionist in Kitchener/Waterloo
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Cashew Chicken Recipe

Cashew Chicken Recipe

I am pleased to share with you this truly fantastic Cashew Chicken recipe!  This is in the book of favorite recipes 🙂  You have flexibility as well to add other veggies such as broccoli and mushrooms as well. There are also tons of other chicken recipes on my page! Take a look 🙂

Cashew Chicken Recipe:

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes


4 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp soya sauce (lower sodium)
1 Tbsp oil divided
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tsp fresh ginger, minced
¼ Tsp red pepper flakes
¼ cup Catalina dressing
½ cup roasted, unsalted cashews
1 whole red or green pepper, chopped
1 cup basmati rice
Lime juice to taste (optional)


1. Combine chicken, cornstarch and soya sauce and marinate (~15 minutes)
2. Heat oil in a non-stick wok skillet on high heat
3. Add garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and stir fry for 1 minute
4. Add chicken and stir fry for 4-5 minutes and remove from wok
5. Add remaining oil and peppers to wok and stir fry for 4-5 minutes
6. Stir in Catalina dressing and add chicken back, heat through. Add lime juice to taste.
7. Serve with basmati rice and top with nuts