Sweet and Spicy Cashew Chicken (like Cheesecake Factory)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 295.7
  • Total Fat: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.0 mg
  • Sodium: 669.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 25.1 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 lb of skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    2 cloves garlic, chopped (optional)
    1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes (optional)
    1/2 - 1 cup cashews ( or to taste)
    2 small green onion tops chopped (optional)

    Sauce: you can mix it the night before to save time when cooking.
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/2 tsp salt (+or-to taste...I just sprinkled a bit from the shaker))
    3 Tbsp sugar
    4 tsp soy sauce
    2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
    1 1/2 tsp sesame oil (or oil of your choice...I used canola oil)
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/2 cup chicken broth (low sodium)


Mix sauce ingredients together. Saute until thickened - stirring often. While sauce is thickening, cook meat, garlic and pepper flakes until meat is tenderly done. Add thickened sauce. Mix until meat is well coated. Add cashews, mix gently. Sprinkle green onions on top. Serve over rice! (Jasmine rice works well.) You can substitute shrimp or pork for the chicken...or use chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat (just adjust the calories).

Serve with rice (calories not included).

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GRACENOTE150.

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