Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry over Broccoli Noodles #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

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Get all your favorite flavors of sesame chicken with this easy stir fry to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes.  Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry over Broccoli Noodles will soon become a family favorite.

Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

If there is one cuisine I’m always in the mood for, it’s pretty much Chinese food.  There’s a comfort factor involved, wonton soup makes me happy when I’m sick, dumplings make me happy all the time, and sesame chicken reminds me of our weekly Chinese take out dinners growing up.  Here’s the thing about growing up though, sometimes those favorite take-out Chinese meals don’t always agree with you like they did as a kid.

Fried chicken with a sticky sweet sauce? Sounds great but in reality you should be picking out a healthier option.

Now while my Chinese food fix is limited to the delicacies over in Brooklyn Chinatown, I can still curb those cravings at home by cooking up a quick stir fry with the help of McCormick’s skillet sauces.

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The Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Skillet Sauce is bursting full of flavor like ginger, garlic and soy sauce.  With just a little prep of your vegetables and chicken and you can have a healthy dinner on the table in a blink of an eye.

To up our vegetable factor, besides broccoli florets in our stir fry, I’ve taken the stems and noodled them up with my trusty spiralizer.  While you don’t end up with perfectly long broccoli noodles, it’s a nice change than just a big bowl of rice to serve with the stir fry.  Of course, you do need a lot of stems to make this a filling meal, so I used the noodles as a way to cut out about half the rice I’d normally serve it with.

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Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry over Broccoli Noodles
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  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 large head broccoli (try to find broccoli with a long stem or a bunch with multiple stems)
  • 1 cup baby carrots, halved
  • 1/4 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 package McCormick Sesame Chicken Skillet Sauce
  • 1 tablespoons sriracha
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnish


  1. In a medium bowl season the chicken generously with salt and pepper and evenly coat with the cornstarch.
  2. In a non-stick large skillet or wok over medium high heat drizzle 1 tablespoon of avocado or grapeseed oil.
  3. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 7-9 minutes or until it's no longer pink throughout and the chicken has browned slightly.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, remove the stem from the broccoli and cut the head into florets. Using the 'B' blade on your spiralizer, cut the stem into noodles.
  5. Remove the cooked chicken from your skillet and add another 1/2 tablespoon of oil, sauté the broccoli noodles for 2-3 minutes and season with kosher salt.
  6. Remove the noodles and set aside.
  7. Add the broccoli and carrots and 3 tablespoons of water to the skillet. Cover and let the vegetables steam for about 5 minutes. Add your chicken back to the skillet and pour in the skillet sauce and sriracha, making sure to coat all the chicken and vegetables.
  8. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, then add your cashews to cook for another minute.
  9. Serve the stir fry over the broccoli noodles and some jasmine or brown rice with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds.
Recipe Type: Main

Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry- The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

 Besides the Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Skillet Sauce (which would taste great with seafood or pork too), McCormick has 6 more great skillet sauces such as the Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken with Bacon, Taco with Chipotle & Garlic, Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes, Fire Roasted Chili, fAjita with Roasted Chile, Garlic & Lime and Sicilian Chicken with Tomato, Basil & Garlic.  You can find all of these great sauces at McCormick’s website and recipes on their Pinterest page.

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Monday – Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry over Broccoli Noodles by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Tuesday – Sweet & Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes over Millet Cakes by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Wednesday – BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizza by I’m Not the Nanny
Thursday – Skillet Taco Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Friday – Chicken Meatballs and Pasta Rosé by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

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18 thoughts on “Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry over Broccoli Noodles #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

  1. Shaina

    I love anything with cashews. I used to get cashew chicken all the time (when I ate chicken) and haven’t had anything remotely like it in forever! Now I’m thinking how easy it’d be to just pile on the veggies and leave out the chicken and it’ll be just as delicious. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    1. Susan Palmer

      I’m normally pretty boring too with my spiralizer but I had seen the broccoli noodles done elsewhere and was excited to give it a try. I definitely loved but you really need to like broccoli to enjoy the noodles! ha!

  2. Joanne

    Chinese food made at home always sounds good to me! Love that the skillet sauces make it so easy. I always end up wasting the broccoli stalks, but this is a pretty genius way to use them up!


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