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chicken and cashews with chopsticks atop white rice

Cashew Chicken with Broccoli

Get your nut fix on with this delicious Cashew Chicken recipe! We kept it real simple. Rice, chicken, cashews, sauce, broccoli. Boom! Delish!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Americanized Chinese
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 753kcal




  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1.5 pounds chicken tenders chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 3 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • ½ Tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ - ¾ cup cashews dry roasted, unsalted


  • 1 head broccoli florets cut into small bite sized pieces


  • Cook rice according to instructions on package.
  • Place the flour, salt & pepper in a bowl, mix together and toss with in the chicken. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and brown on each side for about 2-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients (except the cashews). Stir until ingredients are evenly mixed. Pour over the chicken in the skillet and turn the heat to low-medium. Cook chicken in sauce 2-3 minutes, until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through. Stir in cashews. Turn off heat when sauce is as thick as you like.
  • In a separate pot, bring 1-2 inches of water to a boil. Add in broccoli, cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Strain broccoli and set aside.


Serve chicken and its sauce over rice, with broccoli on the side. 


Calories: 753kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1099mg | Potassium: 1234mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 982IU | Vitamin C: 137mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 9mg