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planters cashew chicken

Cashew Chicken

4 Servings
prep time
Prep Time 15 minutes
cook time
Cook Time 30 minutes
total time
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1/2  cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4  cup soy sauce
  • 1/4  cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4  cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4  cup cold water
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup PLANTERS® Deluxe Lightly Salted Whole Cashews
  • Chopped green onions, sesame seeds, steamed broccoli and cooked white rice for serving, if desired


  1. In small bowl, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sriracha, ginger and garlic. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt and paprika. Remove half of the flour mixture to a shallow pie plate. Add water to remaining flour mixture in bowl, stirring to create a batter.
  3. In large skillet, over medium-high heat, heat 1-inch oil.  Dredge chicken pieces in dry flour mixture; then dip in batter mixture. Fry chicken pieces 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy. Remove chicken to paper towel lined plate. Drain excess oil from skillet.
  4. In same skillet, over medium-high heat, combine cooked chicken pieces, reserved hoisin mixture, and cashews. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring to combine, until garlic is fragrant and mixture is heated through.
  5. Serve with green onions, sesame seeds, steamed broccoli and cooked white rice, if desired.
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