Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

This is a quick and easy stir fry recipe adapted from a magazine. It’s a good “symbolic” dish for Chinese New Year, since the ingredients are cut into long strips which symbolize long life.

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce or 1/3 cup soy sauce 
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews
  • hot cooked rice, for serving
  • coarsely chopped cilantro, for garnish



Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch slices, then into 1 1/2-inch strips.  Toss chicken with the ginger in a small bowl.

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken strips and stir fry 2 minutes.  Add red bell pepper and stir fry an additional 4 minutes so that the chicken is cooked through.

Add teriyaki sauce and stir another minute.  Stir in the cashews.

Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro.

Serves 4.

One thought on “Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

  1. This is easy and very tasty, but just a little bit on the salty side, because of the large amount of soy sauce. I think next time I will cut the sauce with a little water. Otherwise it’s very good. Thanks for posting!

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