Healthy Cashew Chicken

Grace did it again with her Monday kitchen takeover. This Healthy Cashew Chicken, inspired by one of her favorite bloggers Erin Lives Whole, was a huge hit. Even our Jimmy gave it a two thumbs up! This recipe serves 4, so Grace doubled it for our family.

What You Need

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups roughly chopped broccoli
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts
  • 3/4 cup cashews


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (tamari if gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1.5 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey 
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • 3/4 cup water

What You Need to Do

  1. Make sure your chicken and veggies are chopped and ready to be cooked. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the sauce by whisking together all of the “sauce” ingredients in a small bowl. Set it aside.
  3. In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil.
  4. Cook your chicken breasts until almost all the way cooked, about 5 minutes, turning a few times.
  5. Once mostly cooked, take the chicken out of the pan and set aside.
  6. Add 1 more tablespoon oil to the pan and throw the bell pepper and broccoli in.
  7. After sautéing for 3-4 minutes, add in the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 more minute.
  8. Stir in the sauce and let it thicken.
  9. Once it starts to thicken, stir back in the chicken, and add the cashews and water chestnuts.
  10. Cook for a few more minutes until thickened.
  11. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice. Sprinkle with more cashews and sesame seeds.

Happy cooking!


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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