Low Carb Chinese Cashew Pineapple Chicken
Recipe type: Dinner, Chicken, Low Carb
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Serves: 4-6 servings
This Low Carb Cashew Pineapple Chicken is a healthier take on our favorite Chinese recipe. The perfect fix to your cravings!
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups pineapple, chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos OR reduced sodium soy
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  1. Cup up chicken into small cubes. Heat oil in a large skillet. Stir fry the chicken with spices (onion, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper) for about 12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet, set aside.
  2. Stir fry pineapple, bell pepper, cashew along with liquids (maple, soy and rice vinegar) and sauté for 5-7 minutes. Add in corn starch and turn to low heat. Stir to combine. If needed* add in ¼ cup water.
  3. Add the cooked chicken and mix to combine. Sauté everything together for 2 minutes and serve.
If the pineapple is extra ripe and really juicy, you will likely not need to add water. This said, it’s best to use a ripe pineapple. Otherwise just add ¼ cup water.
Recipe by Garden in the Kitchen at https://gardeninthekitchen.com/low-carb-chinese-cashew-pineapple-chicken/