Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Try this Cashew Chicken stir fry. It is probably our favorite go-to dinner.  It is so delicious!

5 Smart Points – 2 without the rice

Cashew Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This 5 SP meal is one of our favorite dinners. This is NOT low sodium but you can use lower sodium ingredients if needed. This is one of our favorite meals. If you try it out, let us know what YOU think 😀

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Cashew, Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 373 kcal
  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 1 5 oz can Water Chestnuts (Sliced or slivers)
  • 1/4 cup Cashews (Crushed)
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 cup Carrots (Chopped or diced)
  • 1/2 Bell Pepper (Chopped or in strips)
  • 2 Tbs Corn Starch
  • 1 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbs Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tbs Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (More if you like spicy)
  • 1 Tbs Better Than Bouillon - Chicken Base
  1. Add oil to hot pan (med high heat)
  2. Add chicken, onions, peppers and carrots.

  3. Cook for about 8-10 min or until the chicken starts to brown a little.

  4. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth along with Hoisin, water chestnuts, cashews, chicken base, garlic, pepper flakes. (Everything

  5. Add 1/4 cup broth and the corn starch to a baggie.  Set the baggie aside.

  6. Boil to reduce the sauce. (About 10 min.)

  7. Stir occasionally until only a little sauce remains. But be careful not let it dry out and burn.

  8. Once reduced, add the remaining 3/4 cup chicken broth.
  9. Bring back to boil
  10. Mix up cornstarch mixture.  Pour into pan to thicken the sauce.

  11. Serve over 1/2 C cooked rice.

  12. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

If you want to save points and leave out the rice, just reduce a bit before adding the cornstarch mix so you have less (and thicker) sauce.

3 Replies to “Cashew Chicken Stir Fry”

  1. I love your website, so nice to have recipes that are WW friendly and already calculated out for us with the points. Thank you to you and your husband.

  2. Hi y’all,
    I made your cashew chicken last night and I loved it. Have enough left over for my lunch today and I’m going to enjoy it. Please continue to add recipes yours are so good. thank you so much.

    Stay safe Gina

  3. You probably have a rice cooker in the kitchen already, but do you really know its benefits and uses? Well, there are many good things about rice cookers, not only can it keep you warm when you want it to be but also it can help you prepare delicious dishes without having to go through the trouble of cooking by hand. With all these great benefits, I am sure that you would be encouraged to get a rice cooker and start using it more often.

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