Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (2024)

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (1)

Kathy's Kitchen

Rating: 5 stars


This was so good, way better than carry-out! Even my picky husband liked it. We couldn't find the edamame, so left it out. I used coco aminos instead of the soy sauce.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (2)


Rating: 5 stars


I found this recipe yesterday and made it last night. It is really, really good! I did add some bok choy since I love it so much, but otherwise I made as directed. I used brown rice, so the cooking time was longer, and honestly it took longer than 30 minutes to chop the vegetables, so it's not as quick as the recipe states. But it is definitely worth the time. We loved itl

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (3)


Rating: Unrated


Check out Arrowroot Starch as an alternative to cornstarch.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (4)


Rating: 3 stars


Has a lot of potential but lacking something. I will never use cornstarch so the sauce was thin. Will need to research healthier alternatives for thickening. The family thought it would be good if pineapple was added. I'll make it again but will be tweaking next time

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (5)


Rating: 5 stars


Searched the internet for a quick cashew chicken recipe and stumbled on this one. The only thing I did not have on hand were the beans but we absolutely loved it and will definitely add it to our regular dinner rotation. Next time I will double the sauce because it was so delicious we wanted more on our rice. If you do not like it spicy you should definitely cut the Sriracha in half, but we loved it just the way it was. Would definitely be good on other noodles or rices if you do not prefer white rice and vegetarians can add more veggies and leave out the chicken. Very adaptable and tasty one dish dinner!

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (6)


Rating: 4 stars


Very good. Added mushrooms and it was delicious.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (7)


Rating: 5 stars


This is good stuff. i cooked it for my family about a week ago, with not all the ingredients (notably missing was the Sriracha sauce and the broccoli) and they loved it. my mom is a huge fan of the stuff and she said it was better than the local take-out restaurant. the very next day she came back from the store, and had actually used the recipe i printed out as an ingredients list. i made it again, this time with everything, and the sriracha really does improve it b a lot, but if you dont like spicy foods go easy on it, cause that stuff packs a kick.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (8)


Rating: 4 stars


Really good and pretty easy using my electric wok. I think it needed a tad bit more garlic. DH said the heat was just right. Will definitely make it again.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (9)


Rating: 5 stars


OMG this was amazing, better than my local Chinese takeout. Big portions, chicken was moist and soft from the cornflour dusting and the sauce was the perfect sweet Asian flavour I was hoping to get from this recipe. I halved the recipe, since I cook for one, and subbed fresh egg noodles from Woolworths for the rice. Delicious. Will make this a weeknight staple.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (10)


One of our family's favorite recipes. We mix up the veggies/fruit/nuts, depending on what we have on hand.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (11)


Rating: 4 stars


This was really good, when it was almost done I noticed I forgot the edamame, I threw it in anyway the veggies unfortunately my veggies where over cooked, I also did have sriracha so I used another chili sauce, not enough heat. The next time I make it I'll make sure I have the sriracha and add some chili flakes per my husband. I do WW so it is a bit high at 12PP per serving so I only had 1/2 a serving and it still filled me up.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (12)


Rating: 5 stars


Packed with flavor, this was a definite hit. Yum! I did substitute Sambal Oelek for the Siracha and decreased the amount.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (13)


Rating: 5 stars


Made this recipient because I was looking for a different type of cashew chicken. This was absolutely delicious. My wife thought it was spicy but I didn't. Next time I will add the sriracha to just mine. Definitely a keeper.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (14)


Rating: 5 stars


Family loves this meal! You can make it as spicy (or not spicy) as you want by how much Sriracha sauce you put in it. It is loaded with vegetables and my kids eat all of them. It doesn't take that long to cook - less than 30 minutes, so it has made our mid-week recipe rotation. Love it!

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (15)


Rating: 3 stars


Didn't make any changes except I used Garlic Pepper sauce in place Sriracha; used a tiny amount. Good weeknight dinner.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (16)


Rating: 5 stars


Fantastic! Easy and quickish dinner with a ton of flavour. This meal has been in our regular rotation for a while now. I use chili garlic sauce instead of Sriracha (and cut the amount in half), and also cut down on the black pepper (my son doesn't like very spicy food). We both love it. It makes great leftovers too!

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (17)


Rating: 5 stars


As someone who isn't a fan of stir fry's this was amazing. I followed exactly the recipe except used 3 full boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a yellow pepper instead of red and I used Uncle Bens Whole Grain Brown Rice in a bag. I was a little worried about the spice level since I don't like spicy food but this was really good. The sweet and spicy sauce was awesome. I def think this could rival take out. Both my boyfriend and I loved this and this is def going in the rotation.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (18)


Rating: 3 stars


I liked this recipe, but didn't love it. I was surprised at how little I could taste the cashews. This recipe did not taste good as leftovers the next day, so be sure to eat all of it the first time!

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (19)


Rating: 5 stars


Subbed in snow peas since hubby won't eat broccoli and used 1 tsp garlic chili sauce (which is what I had on hand) to dial down the spice for daughter. Next time I'll use 2 tsp. Great flavor! Love the crunch and the color. Will definitely be making again.

Rating: 5 stars


Great dish! Can really make this without measuring. We made is quite spicy and put it over brown rice.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (21)


Rating: 3 stars


Probably the best Chinese recipe I've made at home but still nothing compares to my favorite Chinese restaurants in the Grand Rapids, MI area. I'm not likely to make it again just because my son didn't eat it. He said the chicken was too spicy even though I only put in half of the Sriracha sauce. Could definitely swap veggies & use brown rice instead of white.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (22)


Rating: 5 stars


I have never felt like I have successfully accomplished an Asian recipe until I tried this one. The sauce is delicious! I doubled it as other reviewers had suggested, especially since I used tofu and it tends to absorb sauce. I liked tofu here rather than chicken because of the softer texture. I think this would stand alone vegetarian as well. Great recipe!

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (23)


Rating: 4 stars


Used brown rice, but otherwise followed exactly. Very good and will make again.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (24)


Rating: 5 stars


This was really yummy! Everyone in my family liked it, including each of my kids. That is a rarity. It is on the spicy side, but we were all ok with that. I followed the recipe exactly except I used jasmine rice instead of instant rice. The sauce is flavorful and sweet, and the vegetables really soaked it up. The cashews add a nice taste and crunch. The edamame was also a nice touch. It was very filling. I will definitely make this again. My 13 year old asked that it be added into our regular rotation.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (25)


Rating: 4 stars


Swapped mushrooms for edamame.doubled veges and sauce. All really enjoyed!!!

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (26)


Rating: 4 stars


Very flavorful -- not like any Chinese sauce I've ever tasted, but that's not a bad thing, as there are a lot of lousy, oversaled chinese sauces... that vinegar honey soy sriracha sauce is the big keeper --- it is very sweet and tangy, so that might not appeal to everyone, but I found it delicious. it's also a completely adaptable meal -- substitute other greens for broccoli or edamame - use up your leftover veggies. don't leave off the cashews though!

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (27)


Rating: 5 stars


I made this veg since I thought the chicken in here was actually protein overkill. There's already both cashews and edamame, so I just added a little extra of both and left out the chicken. I mixed in the cornstarch when I made the sauce. This was really delicious. The sauce as written covers the veggies, but if you want to have some to mix in with the rice, make double.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (28)


Rating: 4 stars


This is a really good recipe. We doubled the sauce and the veggies, swapped out sliced carrots for the pepper as we were pepper deficient. Served with brown basmati rice. Will consider adding water chestnuts, sliced celery in the future for even more texture.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (29)


Rating: 3 stars


This was a good recipe and really easy to make. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs since that's what I had in the fridge but otherwise followed the recipe pretty closely. It was pretty spicy (we like it that way) so might need to be dialed back if you're cooking for young children.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (30)


Rating: 5 stars


Fantastic, and so easy to make! We're not big meat-eaters, so we used tofu in place of the chicken.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (31)


Rating: 5 stars


I have made this twice and it is very good. The Sriracha is good as an adder after the dish is done, we like it spicey. I followed the recipe exactly, but added a little more chicken and vegatables. Will make it again and agin.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (32)


Rating: 5 stars


Doubled everything, including cooking time. Delicious!!

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (33)


Rating: 3 stars


I used four chicken breasts instead of two and also doubled the sauce. I added a few cups of spinach at the last minute of cooking and more sriracha on top. I also used regular rice instead of instant. Next time I might mix the cornstarch in with the sauce. Altogether a solid stir-fry recipe.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (34)


Rating: 5 stars


Have made this twice and everyone loves it.Only problem is there are never left overs! Last time did not have edamame used sweet pea's it was just as good.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (35)


Rating: 5 stars


I made this last night and really enjoyed it. I used tofu instead of chicken. After drying out the tofu a bit, I prepared it using the instructions for the chicken and it worked really well. I didn't realize I was out of Siracha so I used a tablespoon of chili-garlic sauce which I think is a bit spicier (nose is running!) but I like it that way. Loved the edamame in it - will definitely make this again.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (36)


Rating: 5 stars


Delicious! I served with brown rice and used sugar snap peas in place of the edamame, as that's what I had on hand. I will dial back the Sriracha next time, as my kids said it was too spicy (but hubby and I thought it was perfect!).

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (37)


Rating: 5 stars


I'm not usually a fan of nuts in savory dishes, but the cashews and edamame make a nice balance of crunchy textures in this stir fry and it was delicious; my family enjoyed it as well. I followed the recipe, except had a little more chicken and veggies, therefore, doubled the sauce and I made jasmine rice instead of instant.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (38)


Rating: 4 stars


Tasted like authentic Chinese take-out. However, my chicken took much longer to cook. Next time I will cook the chicken thoroughly before I add the veggies; at that point the pan was so full that the chicken couldn't cook. We ended up with a few under cooked pieces of poultry, which is never good. :(. Over all a very yummy dish, though.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (39)


Rating: 5 stars


This was delicious and easy to prepare. My husband said it was better than in a restaurant. I did not make any changes, next time I might use a little more edamame. I served it with brown rice. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

Honey Cashew Chicken with Rice Recipe (2024)


What is cashew chicken sauce made of? ›

The dish is finished with cashews, of course, and that wonderful cashew chicken sauce that's made with soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and Asian chili garlic sauce. Asian chili garlic sauce is kept in the Asian section of my regular grocery store.

How many calories are in cashew chicken with fried rice? ›

Carb Conscious Spicy Cashew Chicken With Fried Rice (1 serving) contains 37g total carbs, 32g net carbs, 26g fat, 39g protein, and 486 calories.

Why add cashews to butter chicken? ›

In many recipes for butter chicken, copious amounts of butter and heavy cream supply richness, but we do as we were taught in India and use cashews pureed with a small amount of water until smooth. The nut puree adds creaminess without making the dish heavy.

What is cashew chicken Kew? ›

Traditional cashew chicken

The traditional version of cashew chicken is stir-fried in a wok. Tender chunks of chicken are combined with crispy roasted cashews, vegetables and are tossed in a light sauce made from garlic, soy sauce and hoisin sauce, thinned with water.

What can I use instead of hoisin sauce? ›

Ready-made hoisin sauce alternatives
  • soy sauce.
  • tamari, which is suitable for gluten-free diets.
  • oyster sauce.
  • chili sauce.
  • barbecue sauce.
  • sweet and sour sauce.
  • teriyaki sauce.
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Can I use peanut butter instead of cashew paste? ›

4. Peanut Butter The distinctive nutty and creamy flavor of peanut butter makes it a useful substitute for cashew paste. However, keep in mind that peanut butter has a light savory flavor, so adjust the quantities appropriately.

Is cashew chicken high in carbs? ›

Cashew chicken (1 cup) contains 12.3g total carbs, 10.7g net carbs, 18.5g fat, 25.2g protein, and 312 calories.

Are fried cashews healthy? ›

It is thus advised to consume cashews after removing their shells and roasting them. Avoid fried or salted cashews to prevent excess calories and sodium consumption. Some of the downsides associated with cashews include: High in calories: Cashews are high in calories.

Does fried cashew increase cholesterol? ›

Peanuts and cashewnuts, too, have zero cholesterol. In fact cashew nuts can not only lower bad cholesterol but prevent heart disease due to their high magnesium content. Magnesium is known to reduce chances of ischemic heart disease and stroke.

Why do you soak cashews before eating? ›

Like grains and beans, nuts contain enzyme inhibitors that can restrict our ability to digest the nutrients they contain. Soaking nuts and seeds in water, then drying in a low oven or dehydrator, neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors and makes their nutrients more readily available.

Which is better for you peanut butter cashew butter or almond butter? ›

Cashew butter contains about half the sugar of peanut butter and it frequently contains less additives. Although almond butter comes out the clear winner in this competition, peanut butter and cashew butter tie for a close second place. Any nut butter is a health-food warrior compared to real butter or oil.

Why do people soak cashews? ›

Soaking your nuts beforehand will lead to better absorption of the spices and result in a crunchier, easier to chew texture. You may be tempted to turn the heat up, but don't! If you roast them at too high a temperature you'll have a dark outside and a raw inside, leading to an inconsistent flavor.

Why is Chinese chicken so tender? ›

In Chinese cooking, proteins like beef, pork or chicken are velveted first before stir-frying them. There are several ways to velvet, but at its most basic level, it involves marinating meat with at least one ingredient that will make it alkaline. This is what tenderizes the meat, especially cheaper, tougher cuts.

What's the difference between cashew chicken and Springfield cashew chicken? ›

Unlike the more ubiquitous cashew chicken you'll find in Chinese restaurants across the United States, the Springfield version features boneless chunks of chicken that have been breaded, fried and smothered in brown gravy.

What is the difference between kung pao chicken and cashew chicken? ›

The distinguishing characteristics between the two is that kung pao chicken is spicy, contains peanuts, and is often made with onions and bell peppers. Cashew chicken has a sweeter sauce tossed with roasted cashews, as well as water chestnuts, celery, or bell peppers.

What does cashew chicken taste like? ›

This cashew chicken with tender stir-fried chicken and roasted cashews in garlic sauce tastes just like take-out. This cashew chicken, or stir-fried chicken with roasted cashews in garlic sauce, tastes just like take-out from your favorite Chinese restaurant.

What is cashew cream made of? ›

Cashew cream is a dairy-free alternative to heavy cream and coconut milk. It's made by soaking then blending raw cashews with water until smooth. It can be used to add creaminess to pastas and soups, make ganache for desserts, or as a thick and creamy base for salad dressings or overnight oats.

What is cashew Flavour? ›

Cashews have a sweet taste and are creamy in texture.


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