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Cashew chicken stir fry

Cashew chicken stir fry makes a quick and healthy dinners. With colourful vegetables and sweet hoisin sauce, this recipe is a weeknight success.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: cashew nuts, chicken, easy, hoisin, mangetout, pepper, stir fry
Servings: 2
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap


  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 red pepper
  • 160 g mangetout or sugar snap peas, snow peas
  • 4 tablespoon hoisin sauce or any other stir fry sauce
  • 50 g cashew nuts
  • sliced chili and spring onion optional, to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for cooking


  • Slice the pepper, and cut the chicken breast fillets into bite sized pieces.
  • Heat some olive oil in a frying pan or wok on medium high heat. Add the chicken pieces, and cook until they have completely cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan, and place them in a bowl.
  • Add the mangetout and sliced red pepper to the frying pan. Cook until they have warmed through, stirring occasionally. This takes about 10 minutes.
  • Finally, add the chicken and cashew nuts to the pan with the vegetables, and pour the sauce on top. Stir to combine, and allow the stir fry to cook for another minute or two.
  • Optionally, garnish the stir fry with freshly sliced chili and spring onion.


Stir fries are typically served as is, or with boiled rice or noodles. For a healthier option, you can opt for brown rice, quinoa or black bean noodles. Alternatively, bread is always great with anything. I find that because this recipe is quite filling, you can actually just serve it as is, with no side dishes at all.
I often use spring onions and freshly sliced chili to garnish my stir fries. You can also add some sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds or a drizzle of sweet chili sauce on top.


Yes! Leftovers can be frozen for up to a month. Thaw overnight, and reheat in the microwave until the food is piping hot before serving. Alternatively, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. As such, this recipe is great for meal prep. Double the recipe, and you have 4 lunches ready for a busy work week!


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2766IU | Vitamin C: 125mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg