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Honey cashew Chicken

Honey Cashew Chicken

This honey cashew chicken is quick, easy and packed with flavour. This recipe comes in handy if you would like lunch or dinner ready in under 30minutes. You can marinate the chicken beforehand or overnight!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 400 kcal


  • Wok


For the marinade

  • 1.5 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 500 gram chicken breast diced

For the sauce

  • 1.5 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1-2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1.5 cup cold water

For stir fry

  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200 g brown mushrooms halved
  • 2 red and yellow peppers diced into 1" chunks
  • 10-15 cashewnuts toasted
  • 2-3 spring onions white portion sliced diagonally

For garnish

  • 2-3 stems of spring onions green bits, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tsp white sesame seeds optional



  • Mix all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl.
  • Add the diced chicken and mix with the marinade so that each piece gets coated well.
  • Cover bowl with a clingfilm and set aside in the fridge for at least 30minutes.
  • In the meantime, prep your vegetables, toast both the cashew nuts and sesame seeds and keep aside.
  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a wok on medium high. Add the chicken one by one and stir fry till brown on all sides (6-7mins). Do not crowd the chicken pieces or add any remaining marinade into the pan.
  • Add the mushrooms and sliced white part of the spring onions and chopped garlic, stir fry for 4mins.
  • Now add the peppers, stir fry for 3mins.
  • Tip in the prepared sauce and stir fry till everything is coated well and the sauce thickens(5-6mins).
  • Add the toasted cashews, toss well, and remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle with the sliced green spring onions and toasted sesame seeds before serving.
  • Serve with boiled jasmine or basmati rice.

Handy Tips

  • Soy sauce already has salt in it hence any additional salt should be added sparingly. I've not used any extra salt. You may also opt for unsalted or low salt soy sauce.


Calories: 400kcal
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Dinner, Easy Chicken Recipes
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