The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Healthy Cashew Chicken

4.90 Mitt(s) 10 Rating(s)10 votes, average: 4.90 out of 510 votes, average: 4.90 out of 510 votes, average: 4.90 out of 510 votes, average: 4.90 out of 510 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

2
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

My healthy spin on cashew chicken – it’s now a favorite for dinner in our house.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ½ whole Red Pepper, Sliced Thin
  • ¼ cups Shelled Edamame
  • 3 whole Green Onions, Chopped
  • ½ cups Unsalted Cashews
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add mushrooms and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, then sprinkle cornstarch on chicken pieces and make sure each piece is somewhat coated. (You can add a little more if needed.) Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and add chicken. Brown on all sides until cooked, about 5 minutes per side. Add garlic, red pepper, edamame, half of the green onions and cashews and stir for 30 seconds. Turn heat to medium low.

In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and honey. Pour into skillet, coating chicken and vegetables. Serve with jasmine rice.

6 Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of Jaime

Jaime on 1.26.2012

This is sooo good!!!!

Profile photo of cookingfor5

cookingfor5 on 2.11.2011

Made this last night! YUMMY! All 5 of us loved it! (which is unusual)

Profile photo of Nikki

Nikki on 2.4.2011

Yummy! This looks great!

Profile photo of Chrystal

Chrystal on 2.3.2011

I can’t wait to try this! Sounds delicious!

Profile photo of crystalscookn

crystalscookn on 2.3.2011

Mouth is watering….

10 Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of Lala A Gogo

Lala A Gogo on 4.26.2012

This was delicious and super easy to make! I will use this recipe again and again.

Profile photo of Fabs

Fabs on 1.30.2012

This was super yummy! Everyone in my family liked it. I will definitely make this again!

Profile photo of pettcl

pettcl on 12.9.2011

I’d venture to say this was one of the BEST things I’ve ever made! I usually cook dishes like this in my wok and was skeptical about olive oil (instead of sesame or a more asiany oil), but everything about this was perfect. I made it almost exact (didn’t have edamame, and doubled garlic and mushrooms) and I was blown away by how delicious it was for how simple it was to make. Took about 30 minutes, start to finish. I thought the sauce would be sticky from the honey, but the soy sauce thinned it out nicely. This is definitely something I will make again.

Profile photo of MelissaMay

MelissaMay on 7.20.2011

Made it for my boyfriend tonight and we both loved it! Thanks!!

Profile photo of lilkc723

lilkc723 on 7.18.2011

This was so good and very easy to make. I added some snow peas since I had them and O also made extra sauce. I will be making this again very soon!

Related Recipes

Chili Lime Shrimp
Profile Photo by Patricia @ ButterYum in Main Courses
I love the simplicity of this shrimp recipe. It's packed full...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Tomato Basil Tart
Profile Photo by Leigh Suznovich of Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen in Main Courses
This is such a summer ready, amazing tomato basil tart loaded...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Summer Corn & Black Bean Tacos
Profile Photo by Becca Davis in Main Courses
These tacos have one of the best of summer's produce: corn!...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 10 Level: Easy


Indiana Fried Pork Sandwich
Profile Photo by Dax Phillips in Main Courses
Probably one of the most popular Hoosier or Indiana sandwiches. This...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Honey Za’atar Hot Wings
Profile Photo by Paige- My Modern Cookery in Main Courses
These aren’t just your average hot wings. These Honey Za’atar Hot...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 24 Level: Easy