This Cashew Chicken recipe is a super easy Chinese-American dish that tastes better than take out. It’s a simple and flavorful stir fry that gets dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Also great the next day, if you’re lucky enough to have any left over!
- 3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 small sweet onion , cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 6 scallions , diced
- 3/4 cup Sweet Onion Teriyaki Cashews
- cooked white rice, for serving
Sweet Onion Teriyaki
In a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin, chili garlic sauce, and water. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, toss the chicken with the cornstarch until the chicken is coated, season with a few grinds of salt and pepper.
In a large nonstick pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the chicken, tossing often, until browned and cooked, about 8-10 minutes.
Add the onion, cook for 3 minutes until soft and translucent, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook for 15 seconds until fragrant. Add the rice vinegar and deglaze the pan, scraping up any brown bits, about 1 minute.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the hoisin mixture; cook, tossing to combine and warm through, about 1 more minute.
Remove from heat and stir in the scallions and cashews. Taste, season with a little more salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve over cooked, hot white rice.