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Easy Sheet Pan Dinner - Cashew Chicken Recipe

Enjoy this easy but oh so tasty sheet pan dinner - cashew chicken recipe with vegetables.

I love an easy but oh so tasty meal and even better if I don't have to use more than one pot or pan. This easy sheet pan dinner - cashew chicken is perfect for this busy month of September when the kids are just going back to school here. I love that I can add whatever vegetables we have on hand and the nutty cashew flavour with chicken is simply scrumptious.sheet pan dinner cashew nut chicken with vegetables

Easy sheet pan dinner - cashew chicken

We love this cashew chicken sheet pan dinner. It's oh so easy to make, few dishes to clean up after and it's delicious!

sheet pan dinner cashew nut chicken with vegetables One of the many reasons we love chicken is that it's so versatile; so many delicious ways to eat it, so little time. Like our sheet pan dinner of cashew chicken. Bonus: not only is it yummy but it's also great for your health – with a great mix of lean protein and healthy fats. It's no wonder it's Canadian's favourite protein.sheet pan dinner cashew nut chicken with vegetables We also always buy and consume chicken raised by a Canadian Chicken Farmer. Canadian chicken farming delivers against Canadians’ high expectations for the food they serve to their families. 89% of Canadians trust Canadian farmers – so let’s take this month to celebrate them!

Before I share more on how amazing Chicken farmers across Canada are and how it impacts Canada and Canadians let's share this yummy sheet pan dinner - cashew chicken shall we?

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Sheet Pan Dinner - Cashew Chicken Recipe

sheet pan dinner cashew nut chicken with vegetables

This sheet pan dinner of cashew chicken and vegetables is an easy recipe that is full of flavour. Use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge, less mess because you're only using one pan and you end up with a tasty meal which is also great as leftovers!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha

Cashew Chicken:

  • 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup whole cashews
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper



In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the canola oil, followed by the garlic. Whisk gently until fragrant, around 1 minute, then add the remaining sauce ingredients and whisk gently until lightly thickened and smooth, around 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Cashew Chicken:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray and set aside.

Add the cubed chicken to a large bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Add ⅓ of the sauce to the bowl and toss gently to coat the chicken. Turn out onto the sheet pan and spread into a single layer. Bake for 8 minutes, then remove from oven.

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In a separate large bowl, add the vegetables and cashews. Add the second ⅓ of sauce and toss gently to coat. Turn out onto the sheet pan with the chicken and spread out into a single layer, tucking between and around the chicken. Sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of salt and black pepper, then back for 8-12 minutes, or until juices run clear. Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining ⅓ of sauce, then serve with brown or white rice. Enjoy!


If you don't want all the heat of the sriracha you can substitute with a sweet chili sauce for a bit of heat and a bit of sweet. Feel free to substitute with your favourite veggies that you might use in a stir fry.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 684Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 2228mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 63g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

Can Cashew Chicken Recipe be a Freezer Meal?

Heck yes! Like stir-fry style foods you can easily freeze this in an airtight container or vacuum seal bag. I would defrost it and heat it up in a pan on the stove or in the oven on a sheet pan like you did to originally cook it. If you plan to freeze keep the veggies on the crispier side for reheating after so they don't get soggy. sheet pan dinner cashew nut chicken with vegetablesNow doesn't this sheet pan dinner of cashew chicken and vegetables not sound and look oh so tasty? We think so and we think you will too. Now onto some exciting stuff let's talk about the contest and twitter party to celebrate National Chicken Month!sheet pan dinner cashew nut chicken with vegetables

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By on September 3rd, 2018

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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25 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Dinner - Cashew Chicken Recipe”

  1. Love this recipe. I have made it several times now and still love it. I change up the veggies a bit, but my favorite combination is your original plus carrots and mushrooms. Yum! I also use 2 sheet pans and extra chicken because leftovers are amazing.
    I have used sesame oil if I'm out of tahini, (like a quarter the amount) and haven't noticed a flavor change.
    Try it with a bunch of grated ginger root in the sauce! I tried it, loved it so much I always add it in now.

    • Awww so glad you like the recipe, thanks for sharing. Yes we use whatever veggies we happen to have as well and grated ginger root is an excellent addition. I have also used sesame oil, thanks for the reminder I should be that in as an alternative. I love it when recipes work for everyone 🙂

  2. I haven't had Cashew Chicken in a long time! This recipe sounds perfect. I really like that homemade Sauce...no bottled sauces!! I have everything I need to prepare this...as soon as my chicken thaws 🙂 Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  3. This recipe looks wonderful! I like to cook meals for my father, and when choosing recipes I am careful to look for heart-healthy dishes. I like this recipe because it calls specifically for canola oil, and of course uses chicken rather than a red meat. It's got a nice amount of vegetables, and good flavor!

  4. I really like cashew chicken. I have never made it at home though. My family will love this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

  5. I've not ever done a sheet pan dinner, and wow does this grab my attention! I'm going shopping today, and want to pick up the ingredients, too good not to make!

  6. I'm bookmarking this. First, I like that it's so colorful and full of veggies. Secondly, Cashew chicken is one of my favorite Chinese dishes...and Thirdly, It looks pretty fast and easy to make.

  7. I am a major fan of sheet pan meals. I like that this is something that can be cut down to 2/3 serving. Also I think chicken taste really good when it is in smaller pieces. You get more crust/sauce what ever on each piece. This I will be making!

  8. I have 2 bags of cashews and have been looking for a good way to use them. This recipe looks delicious, and I love that you can just bake everything together in the sheet pan. I love all the colors. My entire family would really enjoy this recipe.

  9. I like this recipe in the sheet pan better than doing a stir fry. I think for myself I would use the sweet chili sauce but my family loves siracha.


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