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Paleo Cashew Chicken (Gluten Free)

Paleo Cashew Chicken (Gluten Free) - a nutritious and tasty, lightened-up takeout meal, ready in only 20 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 263kcal


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 12 oz bag fresh stir fry vegetables
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted cashews

For the Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos (or lite soy sauce for non-Paleo)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (or cornstarch for non-Paleo)


  • Make the sauce by combining all ingredients in a bowl or glass measuring cup.  Whisk well and set aside.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken and saute for 3 minutes, until chicken starts to brown.
  • Add red bell pepper and stir fry vegetables to the skillet.  Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften slightly.
  • Add sauce and cashews to the skillet and stir until sauce begins to thicken, 1-2 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over cauliflower rice, brown rice, or noodles. 


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3525IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.6mg