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Healthy Chicken, Cashew, Green Bean Skillet

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Lightly crispy chicken combines with cashews and green beans in a lightly sweet sauce for a super fast last minute dinner that will keep you coming back for seconds. Just 30 minutes and one pan are all you need to make it happen!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword chicken cashew green bean skillet, honey cashew chicken, honey ginger chicken
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Calories 453

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced or grated ginger
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted salted cashews
  • hot sauce optional

Instructions

  • Lay the chicken pieces on a large plate, sprinkle with arrowroot and ¼ teaspoon salt. Toss everything together until the chicken is well coated.
  • Whisk together the chicken broth, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and honey until well combined
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken and cook until it’s browned and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from the pan and set aside. It’s okay if browned bits remain in the pan.
  • Add an additional 1 tablespoon oil to the pan, along with the green beans, ginger, and ¼ teaspoons salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour in the chicken broth mixture, stirring to get up any chicken bits. Cook on medium low for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced a bit.
  • Add chicken back to the pan, along with the cashews, stirring to combine. Taste and add additional salt if necessary. Serve warm over rice on on its own, with hot sauce if you like.

Notes

Nutrition information calculated using chicken breasts and arrowroot powder.
For nut-free, be sure to omit the cashews and use sesame seeds in their place.
For more ingredients & modifications, see the blog post above.

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 1221mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg