I’ve made this before, and each time its like a PARTY of flavors and deliciousness that surprises all of the consumers. Super healthy, super easy. This is a paleo cashew chicken recipe that never ceases to please the crowd (aka, husband) I renamed it “Chicken A La Alicia” because its a recipe shared by one of my teammates that has been a FAN FAVORITE in our challenge groups! So, now I’m paying it forward to you!
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces (prep!)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces (prep!)
- 1 1/3 cups raw whole cashews
- 1 large bunch scallions, chopped
- 1 tblsp of corn starch (recipe calls for 2 tblsp of arrow root powder, which I was unable to find!)
- sea salt to taste
For the Sauce:
- 1/3 cup liquid aminos (you can usually find this is the organic section of your grocery store! Works like Soy Sauce)
- 1/4 cup coconut vinegar (or rice vinegar)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
- Preheat a large deep skillet to medium high. Add the coconut oil and once melted, add the chopped red bell pepper. Saute for 2-3 minutes to softened. Then scoop out the bell pepper.
- Sprinkle the corn starch and salt over the cut chicken pieces and toss to coat. Add the chicken to the skillet. Stir and saute for 5-8 minutes until the chicken is mostly cooked through and seared on the outside.
- Meanwhile, whisk all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. Once the chicken is mostly cooked, add the sauce to the skillet and stir. Add the red bell peppers and cashew to the skillet. Once the sauce starts to simmer, lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer another 3-5 minutes to thicken.
- If the sauce tightens up too much, add a little water to loosen it. Turn the heat off and add the chopped scallions. Serve warm over your choice of quinoa, brown rice, or white rice…. or whatever you fancy!
ENJOY! And be sure to leave me a note when you try it out.