Easy Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken Recipe

cashew chicken with vegetables on a sheet pan

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken is a simple and easy weeknight dinner. A healthy cashew chicken that is loaded with vegetables and served with rice or cauliflower rice.

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healthy cashew chicken on a sheet pan

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

This cashew chicken is a regular in our home. I highly recommend giving this recipe a try if you have some chicken on hand.

cashew chicken on a plate with rice underneath on plate

What to Serve With Chicken and Vegetables

  • White Rice, Basmati Rice, Brown Rice, etc
  • Cauliflower Rice for low carb option
  • Quinoa
  • Etc

While you don’t have to serve it with anything else, I enjoy the rice. It is a great starch to help feed the kids and the sauce soaks up in the rice. I highly recommend this recipe paired with rice.

How To Make

Step 1: Start by lining your baking dish with aluminum foil. Then you will lay out your raw chicken tenderloins. Set this aside.

cashew chicken sauce in a pan with a spoon full of it

Step 2: In a pan on the stove you are going to work on your sauce that you will drizzle over chicken and vegetables. You will mix it up and follow all the directions in the printable recipe card below.

Drizzle part of it over the chicken and bake accordingly.

chicken sheet pan topped with vegetables

Step 3: Remove from oven, add your veggies, toss with the remaining sauce and finish cooking the chicken and vegetables.

Once done and chicken is fully cooked, toss and serve.

How Do You Know When Chicken Is Done

The juices of the chicken will run clear. Then you will also find you need an internal temperature of 165 degrees to ensure the chicken is fully cooked.

Make sure to check the thicker portion of the chicken to get an even read.

Variations To Recipe

  • Use different vegetables. This is a great clean out your produce drawer type of recipe. Or you can reach for frozen vegetables.
  • Toss in some shrimp as well as chicken for added flavor. It will take less time to cook so toss it in around the last 5-7 minutes.
  • Consider using a store bought teriyaki sauce or other type of sauce if you don’t want to make homemade sauce.
Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken Recipe

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken is the ultimate sheet pan dinner. A healthy cashew chicken with tons of veggies and a homemade sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cut into Small Pieces
  • 16 oz. Bag of Frozen Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper, Sliced
  • 1 Large Yellow Bell Pepper, Sliced
  • 1  Cup Unsalted & Roasted Cashews
  • 2 Cups Rice

Sauce Ingredients:

  • ⅔ Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1 Tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic (Or 2-3 cloves)
  • 1 tsp. Minced Ginger
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • ½ Cup Water

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 Baking Dish or Cookie Sheet with Foil.
  2. Spread Chicken Evenly over the Baking Sheet.
  3. In a Medium Sauce Pan combine all of the sauce ingredients.
  4. Heat Sauce on High until starting to boil, stirring frequently.
  5. Reduce heat to Medium/Low and simmer for 3-5 minutes until sauce thickens.
  6. Pour ½ of the sauce over the Chicken, Toss with Tongs to coat evenly.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 Minutes at 375 degrees.
  8. Cook rice according to package directions.
  9. Remove from oven and add your Broccoli, Bell Peppers, and Cashews to the pan.
  10. Add ½ of the remaining sauce and Toss everything together to coat with the sauce.
  11. Bake another 12-15 minutes until Chicken is completely cooked and vegetables are tender.
  12. Remove from oven and toss with the other ½ of the remaining sauce mixture.
  13. Serve over cooked rice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 1469mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 33g

Have you tried making this sheet pan cashew chicken?

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