Cashew chicken is a popular Chinese takeout order, but why call for delivery when you can make your own cashew chicken so easily at home? This recipe cooks in one skillet — rice included! — which means dinner and cleanup are both a cinch.
This recipe is super versatile. For one, the author offers two cooking methods here: stovetop and Instant Pot. Also, you can use whatever veggies you have on hand or prefer in your stir-fries — bell pepper, carrot, broccoli, and snow peas are all fair game!
The one constant, regardless of which method you choose, is the sauce. A mixture of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, sesame oil, and cornstarch, this sauce gives the dish that signature salty-sweet-tangy flavor you know and love in cashew chicken.
The best part is the fact that you don't have to cook your rice on the side. You simply add the rice in with the chicken and let it all cook together, soaking up that flavorful sauce in the process.
When you're ready to serve, let everyone garnish with cashews, green onions, and sesame seeds. And pat yourself on the back for saving some money by not ordering out!
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