Cashew Chicken #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

I can never resist a quick Asian inspired stir fry recipe. This simple to make Cashew Chicken is no exception!  This post is sponsored by McCormick. See bottom of post for details.

Cashew Chicken #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Who Doesn’t Love a Quick and Easy Recipe?

I’d much rather spend the day dusted in flour and covered with chocolate drips preparing a decadent dessert than making dinner. I DO want to eat something spectacular for my evening meal, but my heart isn’t always into fixing a recipe with a multitude of steps. Thank goodness McCormick has come to the rescue. I selected their Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce in hopes of creating a quick dinner that would please my hubby’s picky palate.

Cashew Chicken #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Mis en Place

Are you familiar with the French term mis en place? The literal translation is set in place and refers to having all your ingredients measured, chopped and ready to go before you start cooking. This process can happen early in the day so when dinner time approaches, the task of cooking or baking is less daunting.  As pictured above, I had my meat and vegetables cut and cashews toasted. This allowed for more efficiency when I was ready to roll–just like a restaurant chef. Give it a try. And look for quality products, like McCormick’s Skillet Sauces, that can lighten your workload without compromising flavor.

I briefly marinated the chicken while I prepped the other ingredients. A quick stir fry of the vegetables and chicken was done in a flash, then I added McCormick’s Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Sauce to finish off the dish. It took me less than a half hour to have this meal ready and—drum roll—Bill gave it two thumbs up. So this cashew chicken was quick, tasty and a hubby pleaser. Can’t beat that!

Cashew Chicken #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

McCormick’s Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce

As one of the 7 new Skillet Sauces offered by McCormick, this Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Sauce infused the classic Asian flavors of ginger, garlic and soy sauce into my cashew chicken. There was no need drag out a slew of bottles and measuring utensils. I was delighted to see sesame oil on the list of ingredients, a key component in all my homemade stir fries. A bit of cornstarch allowed the sauce to thicken as it came to a boil. So much yumminess in one 9-ounce packet! And now I have 6 varieties more to try!

Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce


Cashew Chicken #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

A quick and healthy meal that will please your palate!


  • 1/2-3/4 cup toasted cashews (toast in a 350º oven for 5-10 minutes till fragrant, watch carefully)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • Vegetable oil
  • McCormick Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce
  • Cooked rice, for serving


  1. Combine oyster sauce, dry sherry and soy sauce in medium bowl. Add sliced chicken, toss to coat and set aside while prepping ingredients.
  2. Using a large skillet or fry pan, heat about a teaspoon of oil and add bell peppers. Sauté till they just start to soften, about 2 minutes. Remove to large bowl. Repeat with snow peas, adding another teaspoon of oil to the pan and sauté the snow peas till they turn bright green and soften slightly. Remove to bowl. Add scallions to bowl with vegetables.
  3. Add about a tablespoon of oil to the pan and sauté the chicken in one layer till browned on both sides. Add the McCormick Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce and cook till hot and chicken is cooked through, just a minute or two.
  4. Add the scallions, peppers, and snow peas and sauté for 1-2 minutes till hot. Add cashews and serve immediately over rice.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 599kcal Calories from fat 252
% Daily Value
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 199mg 66%
Sodium 487mg 20%
Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 69g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.


  1. Liz, this dish makes me hungry, for sure. Love the color combo, flavors, and…using just one skillet. Yum!

  2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Sounds like they have a nice variety of meal starters Liz! Love the great colors in your stir fry:@)

  3. I’m making this for my husband because he loves cashews.

  4. I’m a big fan of cashew chicken, but I’ve never got the same wonderful flavours at home as when I eat it in a restaurant. This sounds like the perfect way to get the best of both worlds!

  5. This looks so fresh and delicious!

  6. You hit on all my favorites here, Liz. Chicken, cashews and peapods! I also love that you included red bell peppers! So tasty!

  7. Now this stir fry is way healthier than the take away we get. It looks so good with all those fabulous colors too. I could totally just eat the stir fry and not miss the rice to help make it low carb. 🙂

  8. I just love those crunchy cashews on top…and so many colorful veges. Yum!

  9. Yum! I loved the stir-fry sauce as well – love that you made yours into a Cashew Chicken!

  10. This definitely looks like a crowd-pleaser!

  11. Love the toasted cashews!!! Sounds awesome Liz!

  12. Oh, this looks nice and tasty…and healthy, can’t beat that combination. Will give this a try, have never used pre-packaged mixes before, so might be fun to give that a go. Nice photos, as always.

  13. What a great dish, just look at all those gorgeous colors!

  14. I love a good stir-fry. Even better, I love how easy this dish is to make. Pinned.

  15. What a delicious stir-fry idea1

  16. Stopping by from YG to let you know this is one tasty looking dish! Cashew Chicken was my introduction to Asian Cuisine and has been my favorite ever since – This version looks so health and fresh it makes me want to go throw some on the stove right now!

  17. Such a gorgeous looking dish Liz!

  18. Liz, I love cashew chicken!! can’t wait to try this!!

  19. What a wonderful recipe for the skillet sauce you choose to work with! I just realized a year or so ago that I love snow peas. This would be a hit in our home!!

  20. Love a quick stir fry for dinner! This looks good with cashews. 🙂

  21. I love cashew chicken too. This is a great stirfry, Liz.

  22. That looks absolutely delicious Liz!! I must check my local super market to see if they have these sauces!

  23. Mmm, love cashews! This looks so fresh and tasty. Beautiful!

  24. Hotly Spiced says:

    Now that looks like my kind of meal and as I was reading I thought I’d cook that for dinner tonight but then remembered we’re out at a Chinese restaurant tonight – maybe there will be something similar on the menu! I hope the super bowl has gone well and that there were no wardrobe malfunctions during the halftime entertainment xx

  25. Such an awesome recipe and the photography is just outstanding. Love the combination of flavors.

  26. I love quick and easy recipes and this one looks scrumptious! Have never seen the seasoning sauce. Great idea!

  27. Oh I love cashew chicken and I bet the Stir Fry sauce was an amazing addition!!

  28. Brilliant way to dress up the stir-fry mix, Liz! It is indeed wonderful that in America we have choices like McCormick’s meals.

  29. I love chicken with cashews.. one of my favorite dishes! Yummy!

  30. Hi, Liz! I make a version of this and it’s just one of the best quick and easy (and tasty!) midweek meals. I love to get everything ‘mise on place’, too, and then just chuck everything in the pan when it’s time to eat. I love how colourful this is with those peppers in, too! 🙂

  31. This looks great Liz! You have all my favorite veggies in there!

  32. I love all the colors in this. And the crisp veggies–yum!

  33. This is my all time favorite Chinese dish and yours looks gorgeous!

  34. This looks fantastic! Stir-fries are our favorite and I love how easy this is to whip up with the McCormick skillet sauce!

  35. I love cashew chicken and this definitely puts any that I have ever made before to shame! I must try your recipe Liz.

  36. Oooh that stir fry skillet sauce sounds so good! Great choice.

  37. Oh, I love me some take-out! I need to get this skillet sauce so I can make it at home.

  38. Liz@HoosierHomemade says:

    We love Cashew Chicken! I wasn’t aware that McCormick made a stir fry sauce! Thanks for sharing!

  39. This looks SO good. My kind of comfort food!

  40. Oyster and soy sauces, sherry, veggies… you are calling my name! Love it and it is so pretty, too!

  41. Just wanted to let you know I made this dish tonight for my husband and he really liked it!! Thanks for a great recipe for him!

  42. Hi Liz:)
    Huge, huge fan of McCormick products. Looks like this one doesn’t disappoint!

    Thanks for sharing, Liz…


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