Ginger Chicken with Cashews


Inspired by some other stir-fry experiments, this is an attempt to recreate a Chinese takeout favorite from a restaurant I no longer live close to. Other veggies can be added as you like.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¾ teaspoon brown sugar

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cut into cubes

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1 bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • ½ cup cashews


  1. Whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger, and brown sugar in a bowl.

  2. Combine 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger, and curry powder in a large, sealable plastic bag and shake to mix. Add the chicken to the bag and toss until well coated.

  3. Heat the olive oil and sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Cook and stir the chicken in the hot oil until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the green onions and bell pepper to the pan, cooking another 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the sauce mixture into the chicken and vegetable mixture; reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the dish and bring to a boil; allow to boil until the sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add cashews and toss to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1359mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 460mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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