Cashew Chicken

I found a basic cashew chicken recipe and it got my creativity flowing! I added a few really flavorful ingredients, like sesame oil (one of my Asian food prep staples) and Bragg’s Aminos. It turned out delicious!

If you are low-carb or paleo, this can be eaten as is. If you aren’t concerned about carbs, eat this with rice or rice noodles. My whole family enjoyed this one! 🙂


  • 3 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 4 tbsp bragg’s aminos
  • 1 lb chicken, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 oz can sliced bamboo shoots, drained and rinsed
  • 5 oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained and rinsed
  • 4-6 oz whole raw cashews (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2-3 bunches baby bok choy, chopped, or 1 lg. bunch regular bok choy (about 1.5 lbs)
  • 1 cup broth, divided
  • t tbsp red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder (or corn starch)

Optional: To make spicy

  • ž tsp dried red pepper flakes, (or more, to taste)
  • Âź tsp cayenne pepper



  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat (you can also use a very large saute pan).  Add oil, garlic and ginger, cook about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken and cook stirring frequently until cooked through, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts.  Cook 3-4 more minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are mostly cooked.
  4. Add bok choy, cashews, aminos, and 1/2 cup broth. Cook until greens start to wilt, about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. In a small bowl, mix arrowroot powder, sesame oil, vinegar and salt with remaining 1/2 cup broth to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the wok and stir until thickened, about 2 more minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

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