Cashew Chicken – Crazy delicious and easy cashew chicken recipe with tender and silky chicken in Chinese brown sauce. So much better than takeout!
Cashew chicken is one of the most popular chicken dish here in the United States. Walk into any Chinese restaurants or takeout joints and you’ll find it on the menu. Chinese food—when done right—is absolutely delicious and satisfying. In this recipe, I am going to teach you the techniques to make the best homemade cashew chicken!
If you have been to a good Chinese restaurant, you would notice that the chicken is extremely tender, silky, smooth and almost velvety. Yes, most Chinese chefs “treat” the chicken with baking soda. Baking soda removes the potential “meaty” odor from the meat and tenderizes at the same time. Please be sure to check out my Cook’s Note in the recipe card for the secret technique.
Now for the best cashew chicken at home, you want to make it with loads of cashew nuts, a perfect Chinese brown sauce, red or green bell peppers and a hot wok or skillet. Make some steamed rice to go with it and you don’t need Chinese takeouts ever again!