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

  • 8 oz. 230 g chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieceschicken breasts, 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 (5 oz.) 1 (140 g) small red bell pepper, cut into large chunkssmall red bell peppers, cut into large chunks
  • 4 oz. 110 g broccoli, florets
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) 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
  • 2½ oz. (½ cup) 70 g (120 ml) roasted cashew nuts
  • 2 (1 oz.) 2 (30 g) diagonally sliced scallion, for garnishdiagonally sliced scallions, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
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Instructions

  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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4 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.

  3. Christine
    Is it okay if i don’t put all the vegetables and ingredients?? It is hard to find all those stuffs somehow and if there is alternatives i would be happy to know
    Reply: #4
  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Is it okay if i don’t put all the vegetables and ingredients?? It is hard to find all those stuffs somehow and if there is alternatives i would be happy to know

    Sure! You can omit any vegetables you don't have or don't like. Omitting spices may affect the flavor, but you can certainly adjust to your needs.

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