Cashew Chicken with Ginger Recipe
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Cashew Chicken with Ginger Recipe

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There are lots of recipes for cashew chicken, but my family thinks this one stands alone. We love the flavor from the fresh ginger and the crunch of the cashews. Another plus is it's easy to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small green pepper, julienned
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3/4 cup salted cashews
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 362 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, brown sugar, broth and soy sauce until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in 2 tablespoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, stir-fry the mushrooms, green pepper, onions and ginger in remaining oil until green pepper is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken, water chestnuts and cashews; heat through.
  3. Stir broth mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Cashew Chicken in Country Extra January 2007, p51

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"The subtle ginger flavor in this dish is just perfect with the blend of chicken, veggies and cashews. Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Incredibly good! The only thing I would change is to make a bit more of the sauce, especially if serving it over rice. Delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"My Family loves this recipe, they are very picky eaters, but still enjoy the flavore :)"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"My family prefers spicy food; this recipe was too bland for our taste."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"This was very good. I would have liked the sauce to be a bit sweeter, and would recommend adding the green onions at the end, rather than cooking them for 5 minutes."

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