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Cashew Chicken With Snow Peas And Mushrooms

Delicious Asian chicken with snow peas, cashews and mushrooms is so quick and doesn’t heat the kitchen.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time1 hour 8 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian chicken recipe, cashew chicken, chicken recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 498kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut in 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 5 oz vegetable oil divided into 1/2 cup + 2 tbs
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 8 oz button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 slice fresh ginger about 1-inch in diameter

Chicken Marinade:

  • 4 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs dry sherry OR dry white wine
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil

Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tbs dry sherry OR dry white wine
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 4 tbs cornstarch


  • Mix marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Add the chicken, toss and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Drain then place on paper towels to absorb excess moisture.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat 1/2 cup of the oil over medium-high heat in a deep skillet or wok. Oil will shimmer when the correct temperature is reached.
  • Put the 1/2 cup cornstarch in a plastic bag. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  • Add the chicken to the hot oil (do not crowd pan, you may have to do this is shifts). Fry for 2 minutes on each side; remove and place on a plate on a paper towel.
  • Discard the oil used for frying and wipe out the pan. Add the remaining 2 tbs of oil to the wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic and ginger, stirring constantly until garlic begins to brown; discard garlic and ginger.
  • Place the mushrooms in the hot wok. Stir fry until they begin to sear. Add the chicken and snow peas to the pan. Stir fry until the snow peas are bright green then add the cashews.
  • Stir the sauce again to dissolve the cornstarch; add to the pan and stir constantly until the sauce thickens. Serve immediately over rice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1257mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2.4mg