Cashew Chicken For One

Cashew Chicken For One, easy to make and so much better than takeout! Tender cooked chicken and cashews in a sweet garlic sauce. This single serving version of cashew chicken is full of flavor, healthy, and ready in minutes!

Cashew Chicken Recipe For One, easy to make and so much better than takeout! Tender cooked chicken and cashews in a sweet garlic sauce. This single serving version of cashew chicken is full of flavor, healthy, and ready in minutes! | One Dish Kitchen

When I think of comfort food, I think of Cashew Chicken. I love the tender bits of chicken cooking side-by-side with crisp broccoli florets and buttery cashews in a sweet, slightly tangy sauce. My version of Cashew Chicken is a lighter version that comes together quickly. It’s better than any healthy takeout meal and it’s a dish that I think you’ll want to make over and over again.

In this Cashew Chicken Recipe For One, I’ve lightened up the dish a bit. In a lot of Asian recipes, or recipes where there is a sauce involved, the sauce is thickened with flour or cornstarch. I wanted to lighten up this recipe by skipping the thickeners and letting the sauce thicken naturally by reduction.

Thickening a sauce by reduction is important to know how to do especially if you’re on a low carb diet. The process is quite simple. You reduce the moisture content of the sauce by simmering over a low heat and letting evaporation take over. As the water leaves, the flavors stay and will become richer.

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Cashew Chicken Recipe

Begin by making the sauce for the Chicken Cashew: Mix together soy sauce, honey, olive oil, ginger, and water in a small bowl. You can also substitute a different sweetener in place of the honey if you’d like. My personal favorite honey substitution in this Cashew Chicken recipe is Swerve.

Cut one chicken breast into small cubes, add a pinch of salt and pepper to the chicken and cook in a medium-sized skillet until the chicken is cooked through.

Add chopped onions, broccoli florets, and garlic to the pan and cook for a few minutes longer.

Add in the cashews and pour the sauce into the pan. Stir well, reduce heat to low and simmer.

Serve the Cashew Chicken over white or brown rice. I usually bake brown rice as my Cashew Chicken is cooking. The rice cooks perfectly every time.

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I use low sodium soy sauce in this recipe. If you use regular soy sauce, don’t add salt to the chicken because you might find the dish to be too salty. I would suggest tasting it and adding salt if you feel it is necessary.

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Cashew Chicken Recipe

Cashew Chicken Recipe For One, easy to make and so much better than takeout! Tender cooked chicken and cashews in a sweet garlic sauce. This single serving version of cashew chicken is full of flavor, healthy, and ready in minutes! | One Dish Kitchen

Cashew Chicken For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cashew, chicken
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger (or use 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon water

FOR THE CASHEW CHICKEN

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 6 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small cubes (you can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs)
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 cup thickly chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted cashews

Instructions

TO MAKE THE SAUCE

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, olive oil, ginger, and water. Set aside.

TO MAKE THE CASHEW CHICKEN

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet (10-inch or similar size is recommended) over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté until cooked through, 4-5 minutes.
  • In the same skillet, add the chopped onions, broccoli, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for one minute, keeping them crisp-tender.
  • Add the cashews to the skillet and pour in the sauce. Cook until the mixture comes to a light boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Serve with rice (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1074mg | Potassium: 816mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 14.7% | Vitamin C: 139.6% | Calcium: 9.5% | Iron: 21.7%
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8 thoughts on “Cashew Chicken For One”


  1. Just started using some of the recipes on this site and wow, this one is my favorite by far. Just amazing!!!

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