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This is a skillet full of healthy cashew chicken stir fry. There is a mixture of rice, colorful bell peppers, green onions, cashews, and a sauce.
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5 from 16 votes

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Time to face facts: you're a Cashew Chicken Stir Fry person now. This delicious dish delivers on flavor AND fills you up at the same time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sesame chicken, stir fry
Servings: 6
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Jordan Smith


  • skillet


  • 1.5 lbs chicken cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup rice cooked
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3 bell peppers cut into 4 inch strips
  • optional: sesame seeds & green onions


  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger


  • Add the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Whisk together and then set aside.
  • Heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  • Place the pieces of chicken into the skillet, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook. Use a spoon to stir chicken and cook until internal temp is 165 or browned and cooked through.
  • Add the chopped bell peppers to the skillet. Stir occasionally until peppers are desired tenderness.
  • Cut the heat to low and add the cashews, rice, and sauce to the skillet. Stir so that the sauce coats everything in the skillet. Keep on a low heat for about 2 minutes so the sauce can thicken.
  • Take the skillet off the heat and top with green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 9oz | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 13g