Cashew Chicken with Bok Choy


  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tbsp cornstarch (divided)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 baby bok choy, quartered
  • 5 green onions, chopped, green and white parts separated
  • 1 cup raw or roasted cashews


Make the sauce: in a small bowl or glass measuring cup, use a fork to whisk the stock with 1 tbsp of the cornstarch until no lumps remain. Whisk in the soy and hoisin sauces, then the garlic. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, toss chicken pieces with remaining 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.

Heat the oil in a large skillet or a wok over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken and cook in a single layer until golden on both sides and no longer pink inside. Transfer to a clean bowl, and repeat with remaining chicken, placing second batch in the bowl when cooked through.

Add the bok choy and white part of green onions to the same skillet; cook until the stem of the bok choy is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Return cooked chicken to skillet along with the sauce, the green onion tops and the cashews. Cook until sauce thickens a bit, and everything is heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve with rice or another grain (I used a quinoa/amaranth combination).

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