Honey Cashew Shredded Chicken

Apr 24, 2022 · in Family Style

This dish is an homage to my upbringing in Ohio, and specifically our trips to get Chinese takeout in the midwest. Despite having home cooked Taiwanese food, my dad used to LOVE this cashew chicken dish from this little takeout place in a stripmall called First Wok. Inspired by the flavors of that cashew chicken dish, I wanted to do an elevated home cooked version with tender chicken thigh, and it's topped with this very addicting scallion cashew crema and goes perfect with a simple bowl of rice.

–Frankie
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At a glance

Yield

4 servings

Time

45 min (Instant pot) or 6-8 hrs (slow cooker)

Ingredients

Meat

4 lb chicken thighs

Dry Rub

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon orange zest fresh or dry
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Marinade

1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Scallion sauce

4 scallions
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup cashews, soaked for 1 hr in water
2 tsp kosher salt
Half squeeze of lemon or lime
3/4 cup of water that cashews were soaking in



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Meat

4 lb chicken thighs

Dry Rub

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon orange zest fresh or dry
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Marinade

1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Scallion sauce

4 scallions
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup cashews, soaked for 1 hr in water
2 tsp kosher salt
Half squeeze of lemon or lime
3/4 cup of water that cashews were soaking in