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Spicy Cashew Chicken with rice

The Cheesecake Factory Spicy Cashew Chicken Recipe

The Cheesecake Factory Spicy Cashew Chicken recipe is a fried chicken dish that is then cooked with soy-sherry sauce, scallions, and cashews. You can serve this spicy chicken with rice.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 854 kcal


3 Large Bowls
Large Pan


  • 1 ½ pounds Chicken Breast (cut into bite-size chunks)
  • cup Canola Oil
  • 8 ounces Cashews
  • 6 Green Onions (cut into small pieces)

For Seasoned Flour

  • ¾ cup Rice Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • teaspoon Paprika
  • teaspoon Baking Powder

For Rice Flour Batter

  • 1 ½ cups Rice Flour
  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ½ cups Ice Water

For Soy-Sherry Sauce

  • 1 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Sherry Wine
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha Sauce
  • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 ounces Fresh Garlic (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon Crushed Red Chili Flakes


  • In a bowl, add rice flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper to make the rice seasoned flour. In another bowl, mix rice flour, all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, and ice-cold water to make the rice flour batter.
  • Now, take a third large bowl and add hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, sherry wine, and red wine vinegar to it. Add garlic, sugar, and crushed pepper flakes to the bowl and mix to make the sherry soy sauce.
  • Place a large pan over medium-high heat and heat oil in it. Toss the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour and then dip it in the batter. Then, add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook them until they are light brown for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour the soy sherry sauce into the pan. Also, add the cashews and the green onions to the pan as well. Toss and cook the chicken in the sauce for half a minute. Your chicken is ready. Garnish it with sesame seeds and some more cashews.


Calories: 854kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1677mg | Potassium: 876mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 24g
Keyword Spicy Cashew Chicken, The Cheesecake Factory, The Cheesecake Factory Spicy Cashew Chicken
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