Pinterest Hit or Miss: Broccoli Cashew Chicken

For the last several weeks, I’ve been trying to get back on track with my healthy eating. I don’t necessarily follow a certain plan (Amy has had a lot of success with Whole30) … I just try to eat lean protein and high fiber with lots of fruits and vegetables. And so I’ve been searching Pinterest for a few new ideas.

I don’t cook a whole lot anymore because it’s difficult with the chronic pain illness, so when I do, I need to simplify things.

For example, I love utilizing canned chicken when a recipe calls for cooking and shredding chicken. And last week, Hy-Vee had Tyson Grilled & Ready Fully Cooked Frozen Grilled Chicken Breast Strips on sale. So when I found this recipe on Pinterest, I thought they would work really well and cut down on both my preparation and cooking time.

One Pan Broccoli Cashew Chicken comes from Recipes to Nourish.

I substituted a few ingredients that our local grocery store didn’t have or I didn’t have on hand.

Definitely a Pinterest hit! It turned out great and I’ll be adding it to my regular recipes. The first time I ate it, I added some cooked brown rice. But it really didn’t need it and I just ate it plain when I reheated it for leftovers.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless organic or pastured chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, ghee or avocado oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1″ chunk ginger, grated or finely minced
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup bone broth (I just used chicken broth)
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (they didn’t have this so I used low-sodium soy sauce…and I’m not really a fan of soy sauce so I added maybe 1/8 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

Add healthy fat of choice to a pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger, stirring occasionally for 1 minute.

Add the chicken and season with sea salt, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes until there is no more pink in the chicken (since mine were pre-cooked and frozen, I simply had to reheat them).

Add the cashews and broccoli, stirring occasionally for 1 minute.

Add the bone broth, coconut aminos and honey, stirring occasionally for 9 minutes until the sauce has slightly thickened and the broccoli is tender.

Remove from heat and allow to rest for a couple of minutes then serve immediately.

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