Healthy Cashew Chicken

Diet Tags

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

For a convenient and nutrient-rich snack, look no further than cashews.

These versatile nuts are delicious and an excellent source of magnesium, a vital mineral for maintaining overall health.

You can incorporate cashews into your daily meals by enhancing the flavor and nutrition of your salads and stir-fry dishes or blending them into smooth, creamy sauces.

Additionally, they make for a tasty and satisfying snack when roasted.

This recipe provides a delectable way to enjoy cashews while helping to maintain balanced magnesium levels in urine.

Recipe Benefits

  • Magnesium Source: Cashews are a rich source of magnesium, an essential mineral that plays a vital role in various bodily functions, including muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation.
  • Protein: Chicken is a high-quality source of protein, crucial for muscle development and overall health.
  • Fiber and Nutrients: Including vegetables like red bell peppers and broccoli provides dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals, contributing to balanced nutrition.
  • Versatility: Cashews can be enjoyed in various dishes, adding a delightful crunch and a rich, nutty flavor.


Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 500 grams chicken breasts, diced into 2.5 cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced into 2.5 cm cubes
  • 2 cups roughly chopped broccoli
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1.5 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. First, chop all the veggies and chicken into bite-sized pieces and have them ready to be cooked.
  2. Prepare the sauce by whisking all the ingredients in a small bowl and set it aside for later.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan and cook the chicken breasts until they are almost cooked through, which should take around 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Once the chicken is nearly cooked, remove it from the pan and set it aside.
  4. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan and saute the bell peppers and broccoli for 3-4 minutes. After that, add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
  5. Stir in the sauce and let it thicken. When it thickens, add the chicken and cashews back into the pan and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce is reduced to your liking.
  6. Sprinkle with extra cashews and sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 505.8 kcal
  • Protein: 28.5 g
  • Fat: 33 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Magnesium: 92.6 mg

Based on Nutrisurvey


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