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

Paleo Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Fusion
Keyword: Chinese, gluten free, paleo, soy free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 398 kcal
Author: Julia

A clean, delicious gluten-free soy-free cashew chicken recipe that is paleo friendly

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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

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

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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 Facts
Paleo Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 of 5)
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 40g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken with Broccoli - an easy, healthy whole30, paleo dinner recipe

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