Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 20 mins | Yield: 5 Servings
Loaded with delicious flavors, this Cashew Chicken is something you will crave all the time! It will only take you 20 minutes to prepare and cook this. Serve it in lettuce wraps. You are so in for a treat!
1/4 c hoisin sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
3/4 c unsalted cashews
1 c low-sodium chicken broth
5 green onions, chopped, divided
2 lbs. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 head of green leafy lettuce (romaine, bib, or butter)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp sesame oil or substitute canola oil
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1-2 tsp Sriracha hot sauces to taste
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp cornstarch
Sprinkle salt and pepper over the chicken pieces, then rub each to coat.
Add cornstarch, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, chicken stock, and hoisin sauce into a mixing bowl. Stir everything to combine.
Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium. Drizzle a bit of oil and allow it to become hot.
Add the chicken pieces into the hot skillet, then cook for about 5 minutes or until brown. Add garlic and sauté for a minute or just until aromatic.
Turn the heat down to low, then pour in the sauce and stir to combine. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the skillet to get the browned bits.
Stir in the sriracha, most of the green onions, and cashews to combine. Remove from the heat.
Sprinkle the rest of the green onions on top to garnish.
Serve in cold lettuce cups. Enjoy!
Place any leftovers in an airtight container, then put them in the fridge. Reheat for a few minutes before serving again.
Calories: 400 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 833mg | Potassium: 1056mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg