Skillet Cashew Chicken

Skillet Cashew Chicken - an easy one-pan dinner

3.5 from 2 reviews

This Skillet Cashew Chicken is the perfect one-pan dinner. It comes together quickly and is full of flavor. Make it spicy or mild and serve it in lettuce wraps or over rice!



  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1.5 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp honey (optional)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 12 Tbsp sriracha
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup cashews, roughly chopped
  • 12 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • lettuce wraps or rice for serving


Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss in cornstarch.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, carrots, peppers, onions and garlic. 

While those are cooking, mix rice vinegar, broth, honey, soy sauce and sriracha in a small bowl. 

After 7-8 minutes or so, add broccoli, cashews, sesame seeds (if using) and sauce and let cook another 5-7 minutes or until sauce has started to thicken and chicken is cooked through.

Serve over rice or in lettuce wraps.


Taste and add more sriracha if desired.