Spicy Cashew Chicken

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Brookelynne26

Recipe Source: Without Reservations by Joey Altman Use thigh or leg meat for the most flavor, or breasts to lighten the dish up.

Top Review by loreengale

Wow, what an awesome recipe--I'd give it 10 stars if I could. As others suggested, I doubled the amount of cashews and did add a small red bell pepper (1" dice). I too would double the chili paste next time, and there definitely will be a next time! Thanks for sharing this great recipe--now DH and I can dine on homemade Chinese food that's better than most take-out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together the hoisin, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and chili paste.
  2. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp vegetable oil and the chicken. Leave chicken for a minute or two to sear. Then stir fry for another minute or two until lightly browned.
  3. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil to pan with the celery, onions, cashews, and garlic. Stir-fry about 2 minutes, until crisp-tender. Add sauce mixture and chicken to pan. Stir-fry about 3-4 minutes longer, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thicked. Serve with rice and garnished with scallions.

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