Spicy Cashew Chicken

Spicy Cashew Chicken

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Cook up this quick and easy spicy cashew chicken recipe in less than 15 minutes. Spicy red pepper flakes and salty cashews give this restaurant-worthy dish an irresistibly rich nuttiness. Add bean sprouts for extra crunch, or serve in lettuce wraps.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520
Calories from Fat 210
Total Fat 23 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 580 mg
Total Carbs 43 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 35 g
Vitamin A 30 %
Vitamin C 70 %
Calcium 4 %
Iron 20 %
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  • Recipe Serves4
  • Preparation Time15 min
  • Cooking Time14 min


  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
  • 1 package Knorr® Rice Sides™ - Chicken flavor
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed


  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook red pepper flakes 30 seconds. Add red pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until golden. Stir in Knorr® Rice Sides™ - Chicken flavor and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 7 minutes or until rice is tender and chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Stir in cashews and peas until heated through.
  • Also terrific with Knorr® Asian Sides™ - Chicken Fried Rice.

    Cost per recipe*: $10.12

    Cost per serving*: $2.53

    *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.