These cashew chicken noodles are delightfully tossed in a super spicy sauce with garlic, ginger, and sriracha.
Chances are, this dish has something you love. Pasta noodles? Check. Tender chunks of chicken? Check. Roasted cashews? Check. It even has a really spicy sauce coating all of the noodles and chicken that’ll be sure to have you grabbing the nearest glass of milk. There are also plenty of veggies as well — red and orange bell pepper slices and scallions. Overall, this is definitely not authentic Chinese or Thai cashew chicken, but more like a hodgepodge of various ingredients, flavors, and textures that I know will go great together.
Dust off your biggest high-sided pan for this recipe. It has enough to feed a family of five or more — if you’re a singleton, you should know that leftovers of this cashew chicken reheat really well in the microwave — so this recipe yields a big batch. I used a high-sided 3 quart saute pan and it was barely large enough, as you have to take into account the fact that you’ll need room to stir everything together. Go for a nonstick pan, if possible, to avoid having chicken stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Once the chicken is marinated and the noodles are cooked, the recipe moves really fast so make sure that you have everything on standby. The sauce should already be assembled and mixed, and all of the veggies should be sliced. Then all that is left is to sear the chicken and bell peppers, and toss everything together with the noodles and sauce. It’s not a complicated dish at all, and you can easily sub any leftover vegetables calling out to you from your fridge — mushrooms, zucchini, and carrots would work well here.