This simple 10 minute Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry is the perfect weeknight meal that you can throw together in one pan. It’s simple, full of flavour and most of all healthy!
Stir-fries are the perfect quick-fix meal that are full of fresh ingredients, and you only need a few minutes to get this meal on the dinner table. They’re quick because they are meant to be cooked on high heat over a short period of time, for vibrant, crispy veggies that are never soggy. I love all the pre-chopped stir-fry veggie mixes available at the local grocery store these days. This cuts down tremendously on time spent chopping and prepping veggies on busy nights. Also, did you know you can buy pre-cooked chicken breast strips as well – how great is that? These options make it so easy to throw a simple meal together in minutes, making it a great alternative to takeout!
There are two things I can’t resist in a stir-fry: chicken and cashews, which add a nice buttery crunch. I love how they compliment each other and soak up all the saucy goodness. I also love loading up on crunchy veggies like, bell peppers, snow peas, carrots, etc…Switch out the veggies based on preference and the season. Swap out the chicken for shrimp or tofu for a vegetarian option.
When it comes to stir-fries, or creating my favourite takeout dishes, I prefer to make my own sauce! That way there’s less salt, sugar and no additives. A tasty sauce is the key to making a great stir-fry. I love adding fresh ginger, tamari, honey, chili paste, and toasted sesame oil. Toasted sesame oil is a game changer when it comes to making your own asian inspired stir-fries. I may or may not have a Costco size bottle in my kitchen pantry, and I’m not sorry at all!! Haha