• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 6

Sweet and Spicy Cashew Chicken

Category: Curries

 Ingredients List

  • Ingredients:
  • The Sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce or 4 teaspoons regular soy sauce, your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on how much “heat” you can handle!)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • The Rest
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 whole double boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 -3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, any color,sliced into strips (2 small peppers can be used, to give more color contrast)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced on diagonal
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • sesame seeds, toasted



Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
In a large plastic resealable baggie, combine cornstarch, sugar and salt; Add chicken chunks, seal baggie and shake to coat chicken in cornstarch mixture.
Heat wok or large frying pan on high and add oil; heat to hot, but not smoking.
Add chicken pieces, garlic, ginger and onion, stirring until chicken is lightly cooked on the outside (about 1 minute).
Add bell pepper, mushrooms, and carrots; stir 2-3 minutes until softened.
Add snow peas and sauce, cooking until sauce comes to a boil.
Add cashews and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serve immediately, over rice if you”™d like.

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