Cashew Chicken

cashew chicken
cashew chicken

My family loves Asian dishes.  This cashew chicken is no exception.  This dish works best when you read through the whole recipe & have each part prepared & ready to go so that it moves quickly.  A little bit of preparation on the front end is worth it when cooking goes smooth & you have a complete meal in just about 30 minutes.  Try serving this with Asian cauli-rice.

Cashew Chicken


for the chicken:

3 pounds chicken tenders, cut in half

1/4 cup arrowroot flour

1-1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon each: ginger & garam masala

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil + 2 tablespoons sesame oil

for the sauce:

2/3 cup coconut aminos

6 ounce can tomato paste

1/4 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons each: dijon mustard, fish sauce, honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons green onions 

garnish: green onions & chopped cashews



place arrowroot flour & spices in a large baggie.  add in chicken pieces & shake to coat.

in a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce.

in a large skillet, heat olive oil & sesame oil. brown chicken evenly on both sides.  pour sauce over chicken & bring it to a boil, then immediately back heat down to a simmer & cover.  allow to simmer for 15 minutes.  check chicken to make sure it is totally done.

serve immediately.

Love, Cara