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Cashew Chicken with Ginger Recipe

Cashew Chicken with Ginger Recipe

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/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


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


  • 1. Mix first four ingredients until smooth. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry chicken until no longer pink. Remove from pan.
  • 2. In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry mushrooms, pepper, water chestnuts and ginger until pepper is crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir broth mixture and add to pan with green onions; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  • 3. Stir in chicken and cashews; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup chicken mixture: 349 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 650mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

Reviews for Cashew Chicken with Ginger

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becky66 User ID: 1915904 93602
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!"

ollie416 User ID: 5092619 144657
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!"

dunham3 User ID: 5610862 73643
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

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

debnbrian User ID: 536671 144648
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

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

mehalv User ID: 4612167 160935
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."

jeremyandsanny User ID: 4760179 93079
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"Loved this recipe! I left the green peppers out and added 3 stalks of celery that I sauteed along with the other vegetables, only about 5 minutes. I also stir-fried the chicken in some additional soy sauce, which gave the chicken a wonderful flavor. Definitely a keeper!"

psvansc User ID: 4549790 161330
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"This is FANTASTIC!!!! My whole family loved it :o)"

casum User ID: 4075339 98909
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"My boyfriend and I both LOVE chineese food. We order at least once a week. tHIS WAS SCRUMPCIOUS! We are not big on mushrooms, so we replaced them with more green peppers! YUMMY! deff. a main stay dish at our house"

Angielikes2cook_KY User ID: 423150 145010
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2009

"Thanks for posting.  Sounds good.  My Dh likes cashew chicken.  We goto a Chinese resturant here in town that has it. 


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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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