This one-pan, quick, easy and delicious dish can be found on your favourite Chinese takeout menu. Biggest difference is that this version uses real, whole foods and won’t leave you feeling sluggish after. It’s cooked so quickly you’d probably beat the UberEats delivery person!
- 2lb chicken thighs – cut into cubes
- 4 tbsp coconut oil – divided
- 3 tbsp arrowroot starch
For the Sauce
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 4 cloves garlic – finely minced
- 1 piece ginger – thumb sized – finely minced
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice powder
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 onion – sliced
- 1 red bell pepper – diced
- 1 green bell pepper – diced
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup green onion – sliced
Step 1: Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a sauté pan over medium – high heat
Step 2: Toss chicken in arrowroot starch until chicken is fully coated
Step 3: In the heated pan, add the chicken and sauté until the chicken is golden and crispy on all sides
Step 4: Remove chicken from the pan and set aside in a bowl on top of paper towel to drain excess oil.
Step 5: Return the pan to heat and add in 2 tbsp coconut oil. Add the peppers and onion and sauté until they begin to soften – about 4-5 minutes. Add the chicken back to the pan and mix in with the veggies
Step 6: For the sauce, whisk together coconut aminos, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, honey, tomato paste, Chinese Five Spice powder, pepper flakes and salt.
Step 7: Pour the sauce into the pan and toss with the chicken and vegetables. Once the sauce has come to a boil, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until it begins to thicken. Add cashews and green onion. Taste and add more salt if desired
Step 8: Place chicken on a serving plate and garnish with green onion. Best served on top of a bed of rice! Cauliflower rice if you prefer a lower carb option.
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