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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
with cashews

Active: 35 Total: 35

This saucy chicken and broccoli is cooked in a sweet and spicy sauce with cashews for added crunch. 



Sweet and Spicy Dressing:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 tsp , grated
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 4 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes - 1 tsp (more or less, to taste)
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
  • Arrowroot powder - 1/4 tsp
Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry:
  • Broccoli, florets - 1 lb
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs , cubed
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped, white and green parts combined
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Cashews, roasted - 1/2 cup
  • Sesame seeds - 1 Tbsp


  1. Broccoli - Chop into florets. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make dressing - Grate ginger. Whisk together ginger, stock, aminos, honey, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and toasted sesame oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Chicken - Cube chicken and tenderize with a fork. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Green onions - Chop green onions, combining green and white parts.

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  1. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the first portion of cooking oil and then the broccoli and water. Cover the pan with a lid and let broccoli steam, covered, until nearly tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the lid and continue cooking broccoli until most of the water has cooked off.

  2. Set the broccoli aside and return the skillet to heat.

  3. To the heated skillet, add the second portion of cooking oil. Add the chicken and cook on all sides until golden brown. 

  4. Whisk the arrowroot powder into the sauce until no dry spots remain. When the chicken is nearly cooked through, pour the sauce over the chicken and bring to a simmer. Simmer the sauce and chicken together until the sauce thickens, ~1 minute.

  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the broccoli, green onions, and cashews. 

  6. Transfer the chicken and broccoli to serving bowls and top with sesame seeds. Enjoy!



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