Easy Cashew Chicken

Easy Cashew Chicken

Quick and easy dinner recipe. Not only is this dish tasty, but it is Keto friendly as well!

Easy Cashew Chicken

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Total Time 45 mins
Servings 3


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs ; cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 onion ; chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper ; chopped
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil ; optional
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds ; optional
  • 1 tbsp green onions ; optional
  • Salt + Pepper to taste


  • Heat a pan over low heat. Add in cashews and toast for 8 minutes until the cashews begin to brown - Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan, increase the heat to medium - high and add in extra virgin olive oil, enough to coat the pan.
  • Once oil begins to heat, add in the chicken thighs, salt and pepper. Once chicken begins to brown, add in the pepper, onions, garlic, ginger, chili garlic sauce; continue cooking another 2-3 minutes.
  • In same pan, add in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and cashews. Turn the temperature to high and allow the liquid to reduce down until it is a sticky consistency (There should not be a lot of liquid in the pan upon completing cooking.)
  • Serve in a bowl, top with sesame seeds and drizzle with sesame oil.
  • FoodPals Tip: Serve atop or alongside steamed broccoli
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