cashew chicken
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4.92 from 12 votes

Cashew Chicken Recipe

EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps - This delicious recipe tastes better than take out and is done in 20 minutes. A flavorful one pot dish that the whole family will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cashew chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds chicken breast , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 3/4 cup unsalted cashews
  • Lettuce cups or butter lettuce
  • Green onions for serving, optional
  • Salt and pepper , to taste


  • Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add in a single layer of chicken. Add a salt and pepper to chicken. Allow to cook for 3 minutes, or until brown and then flip onto the other side. Let cook an additional 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn the the heat to low and then stir in the garlic and cook.
  • While the chicken is cooking, whisk together the chicken stock, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar, and corn starch in a small bowl. Stir into the skillet and cook with chicken over low heat, until the sauce has thickened. Stir in cashews.
  • Serve in lettuce cups or over rice if preferred. Top with chopped green onionsĀ if desired.



For a little heat, add a few dashes of hot sauce or sriracha sauce to the sauce.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 726mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg