This Low Carb Cashew Chicken Recipe is a healthy meal to put on the table and also super-delicious.
Low Carb Chicken Stir Fry with Cashews and Cabbage
What is it about chicken and cashews that makes for a delicious dish. This Low Carb Cashew Chicken recipe is full of flavor without all the added carbs and calories.
This recipe is loaded with vegetables to make a healthy yet tasty meal that the whole family will love. You can even swap out any vegetable for one of your favorites! Stir-fry dinners make for a quick and easy meal for weeknight meals.
Easy Stir Fry that is Healthy and Delicious for a Family Dinner
- 2 tablespoons sugar-free peanut butter room temperature
- 1/3 cup tamari
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar-free chili-garlic sauce
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely minced
- 2 cups red cabbage sliced thin
- 1 cup broccoli florets roughly chopped
- 1 medium orange bell pepper sliced thin
- 1/2 cup roasted cashews roughly chopped
- 1 12 oz. bag cauliflower rice steamed
Add all the ingredients for the sauce to a large skillet or wok and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and immediately reduce heat to just below medium. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the peanut butter is completely melted, and the sauce is reduced by one-half, approximately 5-6 minutes. Transfer sauce to a bowl and set aside.
Carefully wipe skillet with a thick, damp cloth and add one tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat, stirring continually, until chicken develops some color and is nearly cooked through, approximately 4-5 minutes.
Add ginger and continue cooking, stirring continually, for one additional minute. Transfer chicken to a bowl and set aside.
Add remaining olive oil to the skillet or wok. Add cabbage, broccoli, and orange bell pepper and cook, stirring continually, until the vegetables are crisp tender and develop some color, approximately 2-3 minutes.
Return the chicken to the skillet and stir in the chopped cashews. Pour the reduced sauce on top and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes or just until heated through. Do not overcook.
Remove from heat and taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve immediately with steamed cauliflower rice. Enjoy!
We love serving a yummy stir-fry to our family and hope you do as well!
Tip: Avoid adding extra salt while preparing this dish because the sauce tends to be a bit salty (unless you use low sodium ingredients). For best results, taste and adjust seasonings, as needed, right before serving.
What did we ever do without cauli rice? Cauli rice is a great substitution for lowering your daily carb count even more using a healthy vegetable. You can always make your own cauli rice at home or buy a bag of pre-made in the freezer section of your grocery store.
What to Serve with Chicken Stir-Fry?
Are Cashews Healthy?
Like many nuts, cashews are naturally low in sugar and high in fiber and heart-healthy fats.
How Many Carbs in Cashews?
- 1 oz. of cashews has about 8 grams of carbs
Healthy Products We Used For this Recipe:
Awesome Chili-Garlic Sauce: https://amzn.to/3rCdeVz
Delicious and Healthy Sugar-Free Peanut Butter: https://amzn.to/3nXDoQF
Peanut Butter is Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Responsibly Sourced!
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