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Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken (Paleo)

Sesame ginger cashew chicken with broccoli is a marvelously flavorful dinner recipe that takes no more than 40 minutes to make from start-to-finish!

Enjoy it with your favorite side dishes for a nourishing, well-balanced meal.

Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken with broccoli - paleo, gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free and delicious

The newest star on the dope show: Sesame ginger cashew chicken. 

Featuring broccoli, guest starring garlic…and…

You guys are going to LOVE this chicken, I can just taste it. Insert praise hands emoji here.

Flavor profile: a little sweet, a little sour, a little umami. 

Texturally speaking: Lots of variety of textures between the chicken, cashews and broccoli. We’ve got crunch, we’ve got snap, we’ve got squish. What more do we need??

Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken with Broccoli - a healthy dinner recipe that is paleo, keto, whole30, and low-carb

Highlight Reel:

  • Paleo-friendly
  • Soy-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Guaranteed to be on constant rotation on your weeknight menu

Let’s make it!

Paleo Ginger Cashew Chicken - low-carb, whole30, healthy dinner recipe

How to Make Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken:

Add the ingredients for the sauce to a small blender and blend until combined. Set aside until ready to use.

Heat the avocado oil in a large non-stick skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the chopped chicken breasts and brown for 3 to 4 minutes (without cooking through).

How to make cashew chicken

Stir in the broccoli, garlic, sauce and cashews into the skillet and bring to a full boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Cashew chicken cooking in a skillet

The recipe is finished when the sauce is bubbly, sticky, and pulls away from the pan when stirred.

Cashew chicken cooking in a skillet

Serve with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. You can serve with steamed white or brown rice and/or cauliflower rice or choice of side dishes.

Paleo Ginger Cashew Chicken with Broccoli - healthy, whole30 low-carb dinner recipe

Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken with Broccoli - a healthy dinner recipe that is paleo, keto, whole30, and low-carb

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Paleo Ginger Cashew Chicken with Broccoli - healthy, whole30 low-carb dinner recipe
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Paleo Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken

A clean, delicious gluten-free soy-free healthy Cashew Chicken recipe that is paleo friendly, soy-free and gluten-free. Make a big batch of it for work lunches or weeknight dinners to keep your meal prep game strong!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos or liquid aminos
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1 (2-inch) nub fresh ginger peeled
  • 1 Tbsp sriracha optional
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste

For the Cashew Chicken:

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 chicken breasts chopped, about 1.5 to 2 lbs
  • 1 large crown broccoli chopped into florets
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds for serving, optional
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro for serving, optional

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients for the sauce to a small blender and blend until combined. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Heat the avocado oil in a large non-stick skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the chopped chicken breasts and brown for 3 to 4 minutes (without cooking through).
  • Stir in the broccoli, garlic, sauce and cashews into the skillet and bring to a full boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. The recipe is finished when the sauce is bubbly, sticky, and pulls away from the pan when stirred.
  • Serve with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. You can serve with steamed white or brown rice and/or cauliflower rice or choice of side dishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 5 | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken with Broccoli - an easy, healthy whole30, paleo dinner recipe
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Claire

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Made this dish last night. Followed the recipe. Absolutely delicious. Next time I will add a few carrot medallions.

Jennifer Dedrick

Friday 23rd of October 2020

delicious!

Julia

Saturday 24th of October 2020

I'm so happy you like it, Jennifer! xoxoxo

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