If you are looking for the best keto cashew chicken recipe that tastes just as good as the order you would get from your favorite Asian restaurant, look no further! It’s keto, gluten free, and is made in under 30 minutes.
Juicy and tender, yet crispy pieces of chicken that’s infuse with bold flavors to bring you an irresistible experience from the first bite.
This dish is not only easy to make, you will also enjoy the delicious texture from the vegetables and cashews.
What is Cashew Chicken?
If you love fried chicken, I strongly advise you to try this Asian chicken recipe! The chicken remains tender and juicy on the inside while maintaining that crispy, crunchy outer layer we all love.
This dish is similar to cashew chicken stir-fry. The vegetables are cooked crisp-tender!
This keto cashew chicken really does taste better than the ones you would get from a restaurant. It is coated in a delicious sweet savory sauce that absorbs a combination of flavors without making the dish soggy.
How to Serve?
Traditionally, this dish is served over a bed of white rice, but you also top it over quinoa, couscous or noodles.
The heat from this sauce helps bring the chicken to life without being overly spicy. The sauce helps keep the meat moist and tender and attach to the veggies beautifully.
Can I Make This in Advance?
Yes, absolutely! You can prepare the chicken and other ingredients the night before. They can be stored in the fridge until you are ready to prepare them.
How to Store Leftovers
It is best to store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Remember that when the chicken is cooked, it will start to grow bacteria, I highly recommend that you do not leave it out for longer than 1 hour.
To reheat leftovers, simply reheat them in the microwave or in the wok until heated through.
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Cashew Chicken Recipe
- 3 ½ lbs. skinless chicken breast cut in bite size
- 1 cup whole cashews I used the specially selected deluxe brand by Aldi
- ½ cup bell peppers cut in strips
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ⅓ cup green onions chopped
- 6 tablespoon vegetable oil more if needed
- ½ cup honey
- ⅓ cup hoisin sauce
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup water
- Wash, pat dry, and cut the chicken in bite size. Set aside.In a large bowl, add the cornstarch, salt and pepper, mix well. Set aside.
- Coat the chicken then cook until golden brown on all sides. Best to do it in batches.
- Using the same pan or skillet, add a little more oil, add the chicken, bell peppers, green onions, cashew, and ginger. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir, and cook for 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and water.Add the sauce to the chicken, combine and cook for 5 minutes.Serve warm with rice.
Uh-oh! I’m never going back to my favorite Thai restaurant now that I can make this at home! Although I did cut the honey back to 2T due to personal preference, this recipe was perfect.
Thank you so much, Cara! I am so glad you like it. 🙂
Great flavors! I added celery and water chestnuts. Family loved it
That’s great to hear! I am glad they loved it. Thank you!
Assistant Village Idiot
I loved this. It needed a vegetable, and pea pods worked fine. I thought the honey was too much and will cut it in half next time. It is going into our rotation of regular dishes.
Hello. This looks wonderful! I haven’t yet find a gluten free worcestshire. Any recommendations?
I am still on the hunt for it too. However, you can omit the Worcestershire. The chicken will taste just as delicious.
Dang! This looks so much better than take-out! I’m definitely saving this one for later. Thank you for sharing!
Life is so much better with chicken recipes like this! I can literally feel the flavor of that juicy tasteful chicken in my mouth – so delicious!
This recipe gives me so many tasty vibes! I can imagine how delicious and soft the chicken is. And because I am C-R-A-Z-Y about cashews, I think this cashew chicken recipe could easily become my favorite chicken recipe!
Jacqueline De Bono
Chicken with cashew nuts is one of my favourite Asian dishes but I’ve never made it. Your recipe sounds delicious! Going to add it to my meal plan for next week!
Thank you, Jacqueline
Crisp-tender veggies are the best! I didn’t like nuts in my dinners before, but now I really enjoy them, it’s got a nice crunch and texture to them. This recipe looks really easy and bursting of some of my favorite flavors – yum!
Thank you, Mari!
Cashew chicken is one of my go-to favorites for takeout, so I love the idea of cooking this at home. Thanks for such a great recipe. Looking forward to trying it! It looks perfect for movie night.
Thank you, I hope you like it.
Jeannette (Jay Joy)
Where I live they only sell this HUGE bag of cashews. No little ones at all. I love making cashew milk, its the best! ( I live on an island), and I am always looking for cashew recipes. Thanks so much.
Megan | Ginger Mom and Company
I have always liked the idea of cashew chicken (the flavors) but haven’t tried any yet because I’m not sure I’d like the texture of the cooked cashews. This one really does sound delicious, though 🙂 Thanks for sharing it!
I hope you give it a try one day, Megan. You almost do not notice the texture…Just the flavor. Thank you for reading.
I’m always on the look out for a tasty asian dish to cook at home. This cashew chicken looks colorful and full of flavor! I can’t wait to try this.
Cashews are the best nut IMO. This is an awesome recipe – I am just loving all the delicious savory flavors 🙂
I love the sound of this delicious recipe. It has been a long time since we have had takeout…and this is the reason why. When you can make this at home!! Great for leftovers too.