Sweet + Spicy Cashew Chicken

This sweet + spicy cashew chicken is quick, easy and super delicious!


So today I bring you an oldie but a goodie! I mean seriously, sweet + spicy cashew chicken is one of those recipes that everyone loves but if you're like me there is a good chance you had kinda forgotten about it and haven't made it in a while. Plus stirfry's are a great way to fill up with loads of veggies and lean protein. If you’re not a meat eater you could easily substitute tofu and veggie broth and make this recipe vegetarian and it would be just as delicious!

The great thing with this recipe is that everything can be prepped in advance and thrown together super quickly. Make the sauce and cut the veggies the night before and you can have a meal on the table in less than 20 minutes - how amazing is that!

I also really love to serve this with cauliflower rice, you can barely tell the difference and your loading your meal up with extra servings of veggies - do you guys do this? If you’re a bit afraid to serve your family veggies on veggies try mixing half rice and half cauliflower rice, I promise you your family won’t even notice the difference.


prep time 20 minutes

cook time 20 minutes

total time 40 minutes

servings 4 - 6


1/2 cup ketchup

4 tsp soya sauce

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp Worcestershire

1 tbsp sugar

1 1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp cayanne pepper

1/2 cup chicken stock

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/4 tsp salt

1.5 lb chicken breast

2 tbsp cup oil

1 tbsp mined garlic

2 tbsp fresh ginger grated

1 small onion chopped

2 red peppers chopped

2 large carrots sliced

1 1/2 cup snow peas halved

1 1/2 cup cashews

sesame seeds

green onion


In a small bowl combine ketchup, soya sauce, salt, Worcestershire, sugar, sesame oil, cayenne pepper and chicken broth - set aside.

In a large bowl place chicken that has been cut into 3/4 inch pieces. Sprinkle the chicken with the cornstarch and salt then toss so that chicken is coated.

To a hot wok add in oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add in chicken, ginger, garlic and onion and cook until chicken is cooked through. Add in the peppers and carrots and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add in the snow peas and sauce and cook until sauce boils and thickens then add in the cashews and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.