Challenge Recipe Week 2 | Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

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One pan and dinner is ready. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! With only 10 minutes of hands on time and 30 minutes to cook this is a staple weeknight dinner to build right into your routine. Prep your recipe when you get home, pop it in the oven while you wash up from the day and relax while it finishes cooking. Talk about easy!

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Cashews are full of vitamins and minerals. These tasty nuts are relatively high in fat and calories so adding a handful to a salad or munching on some for an afternoon snack will keep you energized and satisfied. The addition of cashews to this sheet pan chicken recipe really makes it stand out! The natural crunch and savory sauce is a match made in heaven!

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Coconut aminos and soy sauce have similar colors and consistencies. While they taste alike, coconut aminos are more sweet and less savory. Coconut aminos are not a rich source of nutrients but they do contain less sodium than soy sauce. Liquid aminos are another gluten free alternative to soy sauce but they do contain soy and more sodium.

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Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

Easy, quick, and delicious recipe that the entire family can enjoy!

Course dinner, sheet pan
Cuisine Chinese, oriental
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1-2 lbs organic chicken breasts chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 medium sized bell peppers diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 2 medium sized zucchinis chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce coconut or liquid aminos also work
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic minced

Optional food pairing

  • 2 cups jasmine rice cooked

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  2. Put chicken and vegetables onto a large baking sheet. Spread evenly

  3. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, and garlic. Pour the mixture over the chicken and vegetables and mix everything together. I like to use my hands!

  4. Place the sheet pan in oven and bake until the chicken is fully cooked. About 30 minutes

  5. If serving with rice, prepare as directed on package while the chicken and vegetables cook

  6. Top rice with cashew chicken, add extra soy sauce if desired, and enjoy!

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