Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.1
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.0 mg
  • Sodium: 486.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 29.6 g

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Introduction

A Chinese takeout favorite, with a fraction of the salt and fat. A Chinese takeout favorite, with a fraction of the salt and fat.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Sauce:
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
    2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
    2 tablespoons water

    16 ounces boneless skinless chicken, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
    1 cup matchstick carrots (or 2 large carrots, julienned)
    1 hot chili pepper, diced (about 3/4 cup)*
    3 garlic cloves, sliced
    1 cup sliced mushrooms (about 4 ounces)
    4 green onions, sliced
    1 cup bean sprouts
    1/4 cup lightly salted cashews, chopped

    2 cups prepared brown rice

    *For a mild dish, use a bell pepper instead.

Directions

In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients for the sauce.

Place a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. When the pan is hot, add the chicken and cook until no longer pink.

Transfer the chicken to a covered dish.

Return the skillet to the heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the carrots, peppers, and garlic and cook for four minutes, until the vegetables start to soften. Add the mushrooms, green onions, and sprouts and cook another four minutes.

Pour in the sauce and the chicken, and cook until the sauce has thickened, about two minutes. Sprinkle with the cashews.

Serve immediately, with 1/2 cup brown rice.

4 servings: 1 cup chicken and vegetables and 1/2 cup rice

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  • 24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    OMG....this is the best meal ever!!!!! (however dont forget to add the celery - its missing from the ingredients). My family and I could eat this for a week straight.....I may add fresh asparagus next time and water chestnuts...... - 5/8/13

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  • 16 of 31 people found this review helpful
    I have not made this though it looks very good. I do however highly recommend cooking the sprouts with the first veggies to assure doneness & any bacteria is killed, FDA recommendation. Even eliminate them if you are pregnant, elderly or have a compromised immune system. - 4/27/13

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Made this for dinner, and it's definitely going to be a repeat meal.
    - 4/25/13

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  • 10 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Weight watchers = 7 points - 4/27/13

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried this tonight and after reading some reviews beforehand, used more sauce than the recipe called for initially. I tripled the sauce part, and omitted the bean sprouts. Turned out pretty good. Good low cal dinner. - 5/9/13

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made it just as it is. Delicious. I missed the crunch of the celery, though. I'll be sure to add it next time - and there will be a next time. - 1/30/14

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious..........Thank You. - 4/27/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this recipe was a hit with my whole family, i did add peas and water chestnuts to it i would make this more often. - 2/25/15

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is good the way the recipe is written except the amount of sauce is so slight that I doubled the recipe while halving the rest of the ingredients for serving 2. The picture shows no carrots or sprouts way too many nuts, pea pods and basil not present in the recipe and unchopped hot pepper???? - 5/26/14

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    people complain over such minor issues, geez. This is a very yummy dish. I tweaked it a bit just for something different. - 2/27/14

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Smallslam1, recipie is 4, so you need 2 cups. This is delicious. - 4/27/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Incredible..I use dried cranberries with it too...yum - 4/13/18

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I don't see green onions and the picture don't match up with the ingredients!!! - 10/16/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It calls for 2 cups of brown rice because it is enough for 4 servings, 1/2 cup for each serving. - 8/20/13

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good will try! - 4/28/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 15 people found this review helpful
    i will do it for dinner. - 4/15/13

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  • looks great - 4/14/20

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  • Incredible!
    This is a great recipe! - 4/13/20

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  • Made this for our dinner tonight and it was amazing - missed the crunch of celery so plan on adding it in next time. This is a winner recipe - 4/13/20

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  • Used a red pepper - 4/13/20

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  • Very Good
    Ok - 4/13/20

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  • Good
    Not for my family - 4/13/20

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  • YES very good - 4/13/20

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  • WW blue points =~ 2-3/serving w/o rice - 4/13/20

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  • Yummy - 11/17/19

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  • this looks good, one to try. - 11/12/19

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  • Mmm, cashews make almost anything better! - 9/4/19

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good! I used bell peppers and subbed sugar snap peas for the bean sprouts (kind of hard to find anymore). I also made a second batch of the sauce in a separate pan for my husband who loves sauce. - 4/25/19

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  • yummy - 4/17/19

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  • WONDERFUL - 4/14/19

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  • Incredible!
    This sounds really good! - 4/13/19

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  • Good
    good - 4/13/19

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  • thanks - 4/13/19

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  • Incredible!
    delicious and easy! - 4/3/19

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  • tasty - 3/31/19

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  • must try - 2/25/19

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  • Very Good
    Nice - 11/28/18

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  • I want to try this - 11/6/18

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  • Very Good
    Liked the flavor blend. I used tapioca starch and coconut aminos since I can't use cornstarch or soy sauce. - 10/20/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 10/16/18

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  • Incredible!
    very good - 10/10/18

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  • Incredible!
    I omitted the hot pepper and added water chestnuts with extra mushrooms. - 9/27/18

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  • Good recipe - 9/16/18

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  • Tweaked it just a bit! - 9/2/18

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  • Love the taste of cashews. - 8/3/18

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  • Good
    Pretty tasty. - 7/9/18

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  • sounds good - 7/6/18

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  • Love this style of cuisine - 6/4/18

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  • Very Good
    This is really great - 5/31/18

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  • Had to remove the nuts, but still a good meal! - 5/30/18

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  • yummy - 5/28/18

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  • Incredible!
    Great recipe - 5/12/18

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  • Incredible!
    Just got done eating a bowl of this delicious recipe. I doubled the sauce, added celery, used 1 tsp of sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon of Agave Nectar to add sweetness. This was so worth trying!!! - 5/6/18

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  • Taste great - 4/30/18

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  • Delish!! Thanks for the recipe! - 4/26/18

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  • Excellent - 4/17/18

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  • I haven't made this but certainly does look good. Sodium still somewhat high but better than the full recipe. - 4/13/18

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  • Sounds good. - 4/13/18

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 4/13/18

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  • Looks good - 4/13/18

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  • Incredible!
    Made this for lunch. Great. Have more for dinner. - 4/13/18

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  • awesome - 4/13/18

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  • Good
    we liked this a lot...and it was so easy too
    will make again Use the cauliflower rice to save calories..
    - 4/13/18

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  • Incredible!
    This is a great recipe - 4/13/18

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  • Incredible!
    looks good. - 4/13/18

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  • love it - 4/13/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love this Cassie chicken recipe!! It is absolutely delicious!!!!! - 4/13/18

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  • This looks so good and so extensible for adaptation. - 4/13/18

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  • I love foods like this - 4/13/18

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  • Yes, added celery as well. skipped the sprouts and added in broccoli. Great flavor. - 4/13/18

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  • Absolutely - 4/12/18

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  • Great idea - 4/8/18

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  • Looks delicious. Will try. - 4/1/18

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  • Very Good
    yum, yum. - 3/21/18

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  • Bad
    You were born to stand out, stop trying to fit in. ~ 3/19/18 - 3/19/18

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  • Good
    loved this - 3/19/18

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  • Very Good
    This was fantastic. - 3/19/18

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  • Good
    Good - 3/1/18

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  • Good
    good - 1/14/18

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  • Cashews and chicken. Can't lose. - 1/9/18

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  • Sounds interesting - 12/27/17

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  • Very Good
    excellent - 12/7/17

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  • Great idea for lunch!!! - 10/27/17

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  • Incredible!
    Yummy! Love this cashew chicken recipe! - 10/9/17

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious! This will definitely be a go to recipe! - 9/15/17

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  • sounds like a great meal and yummy. - 8/25/17

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  • Yum! I like anything with cashews in it! - 8/25/17

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  • Incredible!
    With a few tweaks this can be made as gluten free. Yummy! - 8/25/17

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  • Incredible!
    So very good! The boys were disappointed there wasn't more for thirds! - 8/25/17

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  • Yummy, I enjoyed this. - 8/22/17

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  • Dinner idea for tomorrow.... - 7/20/17

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  • nice - 7/11/17

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  • Very Good
    It's was good had to chop cashews and place on side. - 7/5/17

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  • Great recipe, thanks for sharing. - 6/8/17

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  • It was wonderfully delicious! - 6/3/17

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  • Totally delicious. - 5/24/17

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  • It sounds great and something I will try. - 5/12/17

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  • This looks really good and has a lot of protein
    - 5/8/17

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  • I substituted water chestnut for the chili peppers. Very good. - 5/2/17

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  • Very Good
    Great recipe! - 4/30/17

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