adding cashews to chicken mixture

Kids Make Cashew Chicken with Broccoli

There are tons of ways for kids to help make this Cashew Chicken with Broccoli Recipe. My daughter’s favorite part was definitely measuring out all the sauce ingredients. And she loved watching them combine as she stirred them together. 

While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: CASHEWS

🍴food groups1🍴


    • Fruits: none
    • Veggies: broccoli
    • Grains: rice
    • Protein: chicken, cashews
    • Dairy: none

    1For information about food and health, go to


cashews in measuring cup


    • Cashews are kidney-shaped seeds that grow in a shell. Their shell is attached to a cashew apple, which grows from a cashew tree.  
    • While in their shell, cashews have a toxic oil surrounding them. To remove the poison, cashews are roasted, boiled or steamed before they are shelled and eaten. 
    • Cashews have a rich and buttery taste.
    • Cashews are very nutritious and contain protein, which helps build, maintain and replace the tissues in our bodies.

Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Cashew Chicken with Broccoli Recipe. Simply hover over each image for details. And make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!


To help make the rice, kids can:


This is a good chance for kids to learn about cooking times.

serve cooked rice

Kids will love dishing out the rice with a fun spoon.

Kids will have fun using this easy rice paddle to dish out the rice.

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🍴Chicken & Sauce🍴

To prepare the chicken and sauce, kids may:

Measure ingredients for flour mixture

Combine chicken and flour mixture

The chicken should be totally coated. Make sure kiddos wash their hands after handling the raw chicken!

Measure & combine sauce ingredients

Mix together in small bowl

Measure and add cashews to chicken in pan



To prepare the broccoli, kids may:

Cut head of broccoli into florets

(See below for some great kid knife recs)

Pour water in pot and boil

Kids learn to pay attention to the stovetop and see what happens to water when it gets that hot. Yay science!

Our fave kids knives right now are: Curious Chef Knife Set, Opinel Knife, & Made for Me Beginner’s Knife.

*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous. 

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