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Cashew Nut Chicken

 
One serving costs about $1.94

$1.94 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 20 minutes

Ready in 20 minutes

6 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:78%

Spoonacular Score: 78%

 

Cashew Nut Chicken might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 6 and costs $1.6 per serving. Watching your figure? This gluten free and dairy free recipe has 347 calories, 17g of protein, and 14g of fat per serving. If you have carrots, vinegar, heart celery, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the cooked rice you could follow this main course with the Breakfast Rice Pudding as a dessert. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 20 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 81%. This score is amazing. Try Dark Chocolate Cashew Pudding with Candied Cashew Crunch, Asian Salad with Cashew Dressing and Cashew Butter Cookies, and Date and Nut Power Bars for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 cups
2 cups carrots
carrots
1 cup
1 cup cashew nuts
cashew nuts
1
1  celery
celery
2
2  chicken breasts
chicken breasts
some
some chili flakes
chili flakes
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps chili paste
chili paste
some
some cooked rice
cooked rice
0.44 cloves
0.44 cloves garlic
garlic
8 oz
8 oz white mushroom
white mushroom
0.5
0.5  onion
onion
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps oyster sauce
oyster sauce
some
some black peppers
black peppers
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp soy sauce
soy sauce
1 tsp
1 tsp sugar
sugar
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
vegetable oil
1 tsp
1 tsp white vinegar
white vinegar
2 cups carrots
2 cups
carrots
1 cup cashew nuts
1 cup
cashew nuts
1  celery
1
celery
2  chicken breasts
2
chicken breasts
some chili flakes
some
chili flakes
1.5 Tbsps chili paste
1.5 Tbsps
chili paste
some cooked rice
some
cooked rice
0.44 cloves garlic
0.44 cloves
garlic
8 oz white mushroom
8 oz
white mushroom
0.5  onion
0.5
onion
2 Tbsps oyster sauce
2 Tbsps
oyster sauce
some black peppers
some
black peppers
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp
sugar
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp
white vinegar

Equipment

wok
wok
wok
wok


Instructions

  1. Heat up a wok and vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add garlic and brown it.
  2. Add chicken and cook them till they all cooked through,
  3. Add onion and mushroom and saute them till translucent
  4. Add all other vegetable and seasonings except chili paste. Saute for about 10 mins and add chili paste. If it's too dry, add 1 tablespoon of chicken stock or water to lighten the paste.
  5. When it's all mixed well, turn off the heat. Add cilantro and cashew nuts.
  6. Served with warm rice

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.94
Ingredient
2 cups carrots
1 cup cashew nuts
1 celery
2 chicken breasts
some chili flakes
1.5 tablespoons chili paste
some cooked rice
4 cloves garlic
8 ounces white mushroom
½ onion
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
some black peppers
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Price
$0.45
$2.30
$0.15
$4.01
$0.62
$0.31
$0.51
$0.27
$1.26
$0.12
$0.34
$1.09
$0.12
$0.06
$0.02
$11.63

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • You can reduce your sodium intake by choosing lower-sodium soy sauce.

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • Here is an easy health swap: substitute brown rice for white rice. Brown rice is a whole grain, while white rice is brown rice stripped of some of its parts and much of its fiber and other nutrients. It is important to note, however, that all rice types raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation. In fact, if it seems like it would work in the recipe, the best option would probably be so-called cauliflower rice.

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Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

  • When buying celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
390 Calories
25g Protein
14g Total Fat
42g Carbs
39% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
390
20%

Fat
14g
22%

  Saturated Fat
4g
26%

Carbohydrates
42g
14%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
48mg
16%

Sodium
495mg
22%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
25g
50%

Vitamin A
8001IU
160%

Vitamin C
54mg
66%

Selenium
38µg
56%

Vitamin B3
11mg
55%

Vitamin B6
1mg
53%

Manganese
1mg
50%

Phosphorus
399mg
40%

Copper
0.78mg
39%

Magnesium
113mg
28%

Potassium
911mg
26%

Vitamin B5
2mg
24%

Vitamin K
22µg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.33mg
20%

Fiber
4g
19%

Vitamin B1
0.27mg
18%

Zinc
2mg
17%

Iron
2mg
16%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Folate
37µg
9%

Calcium
59mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.19µg
3%

Vitamin D
0.15µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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