Friday Foodspiration: Cashew Chicken


Better than Take Out Cashew Chicken . . .

We used to love Chinese take out (mostly because I knew my kids would eat it and there would be dinner time arguing). But, we all feel crummy after consuming the soy, GMOs, extra sodium, and inflammatory oils.

It’s much easier than you might think to make your own stir fry and sauces at home. This is not necessary authentic Chinese cuisine, but is copied after our “Americanized” version.

You could easily swap out other veggies or nut butters that you have on hand. The cashew butter and sweetener make this a sweeter sauce, which is the preference of my kids. If you prefer something spicy, leave out the sweetener and add some red pepper flakes instead. Either way, this is a great healthy all in one meal.

Gluten Free. Soy Free. Dairy Free. Sugar Free.


  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts, cut into 1” cubes

  • 2 tbs Sesame Oil

  • 2 Bell Peppers, seed and cut into strips

  • 1 cup Raw Cashews

  • 2 Green Onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced

  • 2 tbs Arrowroot Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

  • Sauce

    • 1/3 cup Coconut Aminos

    • 2 tbs Rice Vinegar

    • 1/4 cup Cashew Butter

    • 1 tbs Sweetener (I used Lakanto Golden Monkfruit)

    • 1 tbs Ground Ginger

    • 1-2 tbs Water to thin sauce depending on your nut butter consistency


  1. Heat a oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add onions and garlic to the pan, sautéing 1-2 minutes, add bell pepper and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until slightly softened. Then remove from the pan.

  3. Meanwhile, combine arrowroot powder and salt in a small bowl, add chicken and toss to coat.

  4. Once vegetables are set aside, add chicken to the pan, and cook for 5-8 minutes until cooked through.

  5. While the chicken is cooking, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan. Simmer for about 3 minutes on medium-low until it starts to thicken.

  6. Add vegetables and cashews to the pan with the chicken and pour sauce over top (add additional water if it is too thick). Simmer for an additional 5 minutes for flavors to combine.

  7. Optional – top with additional green onions and/or cashews before serving.

Download more Free recipes for a healthy, happy family at the link below ⬇

The Health Body Breakthrough Cookbook will help you help you reach your health and weight loss goals without fatigue, cravings, or losing lean muscle! AND without having too prepare different food from what you feed your family.