Healthy Cashew Chicken (Paleo + Whole30)

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This Paleo + Whole30 cashew chicken is ready in 30 minutes! This healthy stir fry is light, super satisfying and even easy to make for a weeknight dinner!
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For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, minced or grated on a microplane (about 1 tbsp)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (or sub 1 tbsp garlic oil)

For the rest:

  • 6 cups cauliflower, riced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 3/4 cup roasted cashews, unsalted


  • Make sauce by whisking together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl or jar and set aside.
  • Prep all chicken and veggies as noted and set aside.
  • Place tapioca starch, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix with a fork or whisk. Add cubed chicken to bowl and toss to coat.
  • In a large skillet, add avocado oil and heat to medium heat. Once hot, add chicken to pan and cook, stirring occasionally until chicken is almost cooked through.
  • Add sauce, broccoli, bell pepper, onion and cashews to pan. Stir to coat and turn heat down to low. Continue to cook while you make your cauliflower rice.
  • In a separate pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp avocado oil and cauliflower rice. Cook until cauliflower softens and heats through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Put it all together - add cauliflower rice to a bowl and top with the cashew chicken. Enjoy!