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Healthy Cashew Chicken

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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.

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Jaime on 1.26.2012

This is sooo good!!!!

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cookingfor5 on 2.11.2011

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

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Nikki on 2.4.2011

Yummy! This looks great!

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Chrystal on 2.3.2011

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

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crystalscookn on 2.3.2011

Mouth is watering….

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Lala A Gogo on 4.26.2012

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

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Fabs on 1.30.2012

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

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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.

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MelissaMay on 7.20.2011

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

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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!

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