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Calories in Cashew Chicken

461 calories

Serving Size 5 .333 cup(s) (about 360 g)

Calories in 5 .333 cup(s) of Cashew Chicken
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 5 .333 cup(s) (about 360 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 1130mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 9g
Protein 41g

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

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Food analysis

High Sodium
There is 461 calories in 360 grams of Cashew Chicken . With 117 calories per 100 grams, this food would be considered a Medium calorie density food.

Cashew Chicken is Medium in carbohydrates, Medium in proteins and Medium in fats. You can look at the macronutrients graph below for a detailed ratio.

With 6 grams of "Net carbohydrates" per 100 grams, it must be consumed with moderation if you are following a Keto or Ketosis diet.

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Macronutrients split

37.6% Proteins
23.9% Carbohydrates
38.5% Fats

Nutrients and how much we eat of it play an important role on our health and body composition. To learn more on theses, check our blog posts on Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats.

Cashew chicken is a tasty dish that can be healthy if you are practicing portion control. If you eat too much of it you can add up the calories, fat, and sodium fast. It is a rich source of protein and healthy fat coming from both cashews and chicken.

Pros and cons of cashew chicken


  • A great source of protein and essential nutrients

  • High in monounsaturated fat that protects the heart

  • Most of its calories come from the healthy fats


  • High in sodium

  • High in calories

  • Some chicken cashew dishes may have added sugar

  • It has a good amount of carbs so if on a keto diet you need to avoid it

Cashew chicken recipe

  •  boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized cubes- 1 pound

  •  low-sodium soy sauce-3 tablespoon

  •  rice vinegar-1 tsp

  •  honey-1/2 tsp

  •  kosher salt-1/2 tsp

  • shiitake mushrooms/cremini mushrooms-1 cup sliced

  •  avocado oil/olive oil-2 tablespoon

  •  freshly grated ginger-1 tablespoon

  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled, and thinly sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cleaned, and cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 1/2 cup lightly salted cashews, roasted



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and salt.

  • Set aside for 20 minutes after adding the cubed chicken to the bowl and stirring to coat. 

  • In a wok or big pan, add 1 tbsp oil. 

  • Add ginger and simmer until the ginger is aromatic. Toss in the chicken and heat for 3-4 minutes, or until both sides are lightly browned. Remove the chicken from the wok before it's completely done.

  • Add the remaining oil, followed by the garlic, and cook until fragrant. Then combine the mushrooms, bell peppers, and scallions in a mixing bowl.

  • Cook for 2 minutes with 2 tbsp of water, or until the water has evaporated, in the wok. Return the chicken to the pan, along with the remaining soy sauce and cashews. Stir fry for 2 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Serve with rice or noodles as a side dish.

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