Low-carb cashew chicken stir-fry

Low-carb cashew chicken stir-fry

This quick and easy stir-fry is the perfect meal to throw together on those busy weeknights. It also makes for amazing meal prep, as it reheats very well. Cook once and eat twice!

Low-carb cashew chicken stir-fry

This quick and easy stir-fry is the perfect meal to throw together on those busy weeknights. It also makes for amazing meal prep, as it reheats very well. Cook once and eat twice!
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • ½ lb 225 g boneless, skinless chicken breastboneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sriracha sauce, more to taste
  • 4 oz. 110 g cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 1 small red bell pepper, cut into large chunkssmall red bell peppers, cut into large chunks
  • 4 oz. 110 g broccoli, florets
  • 1 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons
  • 1 1 small summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup 125 ml roasted cashew nuts
  • 2 2 diagonally sliced scallion, for garnishdiagonally sliced scallions, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (10 g) toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Season the chicken pieces with the salt, pepper and ginger.
  2. Heat half of the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken to the pan and saute until the chicken is golden brown and almost cooked through.
  3. Add the remaining sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, zucchini, squash, and garlic to the pan. Cook until the chicken in cooked through and the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Add the cashews and cook for 5 additional minutes.
  4. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds before serving.

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2 comments

  1. Kiki
    Are these quantities correct? 150g of chicken meant for 4 servings?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Are these quantities correct? 150g of chicken meant for 4 servings?

    Yes, that's correct. The vegetables are the star of this dish! You could add more chicken if you prefer.

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