Fit and Fabulous Cashew Chicken

Just made this one for the family last night. It was a hit! It was super easy too. I hope you will love it as much as we did. Trying out new recipes is a great way to avoid routine and food boredom. With the flavors this dish contains, you certainly will not feel deprived in any way.


  • 3 3/4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders, cut lengthwise into bite size cubes
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped unsalted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions


  1.  Combine 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and next 4 ingredients (through hot pepper sauce) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
  2.  Combine remaining 2 3/4 teaspoons cornstarch, remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and chicken in a medium bowl; toss well to coat.
  3.  Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add cashews to pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from pan.
  4.  Add oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add chicken mixture to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan; place in a bowl. Add mushrooms to pan; sauté 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and ginger; cook 30 seconds. Add chicken and cornstarch mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until sauce is slightly thick. Sprinkle with cashews and green onions.
  5. Serve with Uncle Bens microwave brown rice ready in 90 sec

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 324
  • Fat: 16.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 9.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Calcium: 33mg

Bon Appétit!!



  1. That sounds yummy. I wonder if you can use a replacement for sherry? Not sure if I ever cooked with sherry before !

    1. Thank you for your question! I recommend using apple cider as an alternative to the sherry. Let me know how it turns out:)

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