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healthy cashew chicken & vegetables

Healthy Cashew Chicken & Vegetables

Tender strips of chicken and vegetables are stir-fried and coated in an easy, clean 8-ingredient sauce and then tossed with cashews for a quick & delicious dinner!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 lb chicken breast thinly sliced into 1-inch strips
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 8 oz. snow peas
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted cashews

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch


  • In a large pan or wok, heat the oil on medium heat.
  • Add the chicken, in batches if needed (don't overcrowd the pan), to brown on each side, about 5-7 minutes total.
  • Remove chicken and set aside. Add vegetables to the pan and more oil if needed, and sauté until tender.
  • Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • When vegetables are done cooking, add chicken back, turn heat to medium-low and add the sauce. Add the cashews. Allow to thicken for 3-5 minutes.
  • Top with green onion and serve over steamed white rice, brown rice or cauliflower rice!