Cashew Chicken with Noodles Recipe
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Cashew Chicken with Noodles Recipe

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I tried this recipe with some friends one night when we were doing freezer meals. I was smitten! It's quick, easy and so delicious! —Anita Beachy, Bealeton, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked thick rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 6 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 638 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 870mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. Cook rice noodles according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, cornstarch and garlic. Add chicken. In a large skillet, saute chicken mixture in peanut and sesame oils until no longer pink. Add onions; cook 1 minute longer.
  3. Drain noodles; stir into skillet. Add cashews and chili sauce and heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cashew Chicken with Noodles in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011 , p26

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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rayeellen User ID: 602940 264358
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

"This was delicious. I find soy sauce a little too harsh as the only flavor so I added 1 1/2 T. of brown sugar to soy sauce mixture. Did everything else as recipe called for. House smelled wonderful and family was very satisfied. Added this recipe to my Go To file because it was not only delicious but quick, easy and inexpensive. You can't ask for better."

teach71 User ID: 6024199 263222
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2017

"Very tasty. Made as written except added red peppers. I didn't have sweet chili sauce so I used chili garlic sauce instead. It gave it a good, spicy kick. Served over rice. This reminds me of take out."

rolorocko25 User ID: 8103226 260625
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"Love this recipe! I added carrots, broccoli, and snow peas and it was delicious! Definitely will be making this again and again. Probably will try it with brown rice next time to see which we like better."

lettuceleaf User ID: 6561007 257093
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2016

"Really delicious! I modified a bit for our taste, adding broccoli and carrot and using just a bit of sesame oil as the flavor can be overwhelming. Can't wait to make this again!"

peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 255882
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"We were afraid of the chili sauce, but could have handled even a little more than the 2 tbsp. We used stir-fry noodles in place of the rice ones. Everyone loved it, but our family does have a love affair with soy sauce."

Debbie1234567890 User ID: 5729284 249457
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"I took the advice of some and adapted the recipe for more sauce by thinning it with coconut water (which I happened to be drinking at the time). I also added broccoli and mushrooms to up the veggies. I made rice instead of noodles. The flavor was good, but way too salty. Next time I'll add some water chestnuts for additional crunch (besides the cashews) and use less soy sauce. A decent, basic recipe."

KellyR. User ID: 8856801 248120
Reviewed May. 12, 2016

"So easy and delicious!"

cynrjo User ID: 7367421 246695
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"This was a great fast and easy meal. The only thing I'd do different is add more of the chili sauce. My whole family enjoyed it, even my picky one."

Kajones0129 User ID: 8226518 245891
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"Just had this for dinner... Added chicken broth as suggested. Added more chili Sauce as suggested. Added more cashews...then added more soy sauce. Kept trying to add some life to this, but it was just SO dull and bland. It wasn't horribly"bad" but it wasn't memorable either. Won't be making again."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 245780
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"I followed other folks' suggestions and used 1 cup of chicken broth to the sauce. Excellent dish, easy to throw together and dinner was on the table in minutes. Much cheaper than takeout! Will make again."

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