20 Minute Cashew Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Super Easy 20 Minute Cashew Chicken. A quick and easy meal for busy weeknights!


  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into bite sized cubes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup unsalted raw cashews
  • green onions for garnish if desired
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired


  1. Add chicken and cornstarch to a large ziplock bag and toss to coat the chicken.
  2. Heat a large skillet or wok.
  3. Add in cashews and saute until golden brown. Remove from pan.
  4. Add oil to the same pan.
  5. Add in chicken and sauté for 3-4 minutes to brown the chicken on the outside (the chicken will continue to cook in the sauce).
  6. While the chicken is cooking add soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil and hoisin sauce to a medium bowl.
  7. Add the sauce to the chicken and stir frequently. The sauce will thicken up pretty quickly. Add in red bell pepper and cook for 2-3 additional minutes.
  8. Stir in cashews and serve immediately with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: 20 Minute Cashew Chicken, Chicken Breast, Easy Recipe, Take out recipes