Are you ready to take your taste buds on an adventure? Then throw together a delicious, spicy feast of Szechwan Chicken! This restaurant favorite is surprisingly easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. But rest assured that the spice won’t be too overbearing — it's just enough to awaken those tastebuds without any lingering heat. Follow our simple step-by-step recipe, and soon you’ll have a flavorful meal that will delight all your dinner guests! An oldie but a goodie-- try Szechwan Chicken if you’re cold and need warming up. It's a great winter dish. You can make this as hot as you can handle by adding peppers or taking out the pepper flakes.
Our Autumn honey will cool it down a bit. It's all about what works for you. We also encourage you to change things as you prefer by adding whatever veggies you like. Give pea pods, fresh peas, julienne carrots, broccoli florets, a handful of shiitake mushrooms, or bok choy a try; it's all about you and the Szechwan Chicken.
How to Make Szechwan Chicken and Cashews
- Gather all of the ingredients that you will need to make this recipe
- Marinate chicken in 1 tablespoon soy sauce and rice wine for 30 minutes
- Combine two tablespoons soy sauce, arrowroot powder, honey, and vinegar and set aside.
- Heat oil in a wok or skillet. Add pepper flakes to taste and cook.
- Add chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes. Remove chicken.
- Add all veggies and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
- Add green onions and ginger and stir fry for 1 minute.
- Return chicken to wok and cook for 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Add sauce mixture.
- Add cashews.
- Serve over cooked brown rice.
Expert tips for this Szechwan Chicken and Cashew Recipe
Recipes are meant to be an inspiration. That’s the way we see it. Please don’t feel like you have to make this recipe for Szechwan Chicken and Cashews precisely the way our recipe shows. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:
- Try Shrimp or pork in place of the chicken
- Take a trip to your local Asian market and get crazy with all sorts of new and exciting vegetables
- You could make Szechwan string beans with this recipe
- Serve on top of this Asian noodle salad