Cashews add a nice crunch to this chicken and broccoli stir fry, cooked with a flavorful garlic-ginger sauce and drizzled with aromatic sesame oil just before serving. A 30-minute low carb dinner for two.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (Note 1)
- 4 cups small broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 tablespoons
low-sodium soy sauce(Note 2)
- 1 teaspoon
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon
toasted sesame oil(Note 4)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced
- Make Sauce: Stir together all sauce ingredients in small bowl until well-mixed. Set aside.
- Cook Chicken & Broccoli: Heat oil in
wokor pan over medium-high heat for a few minutes or until hot. Add chicken chunks and broccoli. Cook until chicken is cooked through and broccoli is tender, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add Sauce & Cashews: Decrease heat to medium-low. Evenly pour sauce over chicken and broccoli, immediately stirring until well-coated with sauce. Stir in cashews. Cook for another few minutes to thicken sauce a bit, stirring occasionally.
- Serve: Turn off heat. Top with sesame seeds, scallions, and sesame oil. Serve (Note 5).
|Makes 2 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving:|
|Calories 610 (47% from fat)|
|Total Fat 31g||48%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Net Carb 11.5g|
|Total Carb 17g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 5.5g||21%|
This was a quick and healthy dinner! My husband HATES broccoli but there were zero leftovers. I definitely liked the added flavor of the sesame oil-will look for more recipes that include that. Thank you for a great meal!
Excellent–easy, delicious, healthy, great ingredients I have on hand, well written, easy to follow. Thank you!
SO easy and delicious! Thank you!
Added some peppers for color and it was great!
Hey Julia! This cashew chicken and broccoli stir-fry is so tasty and easy to make! I’ve made it a couple of times and both my partner and I love it. Question: What would you suggest as a substitute if I’ve ran out of sriracha? Thanks!
I’m glad to hear you guys loved it! If you run out of sriracha, I would suggest substituting with any kind of sweet garlic chili paste. The taste won’t be exactly the same because hot sauces differ in the amount of sweetness, spices, and vinegar used but hopefully it should come close.
Got it, thanks Julia! I’ll be making this again this week and sharing it on instagram. Will be sure to tag you! 🙂
Great!! Can’t wait to see your photo 🙂