Orange Cashew Chicken (Whole30)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: orange cashew chicken, paleo orange chicken, whole 30, whole30 orange cashew chicken
Servings: 4
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bitesize pieces
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 small white onion cut into cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from 1 orange about 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • green onions for topping
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds optional, for topping
  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the cashews and toast for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly until they begin to brown slightly. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add the chicken, salt, pepper and arrowroot powder to a bowl and toss to evenly coat. Heat the oil in the pan. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the pepper, onion, garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the chicken is done.
  4. Add the coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, zest and cashews to the pan and stir. Lower the heat and stir for 2-3 minutes, letting the sauce reduce.
  5. Serve in a bowl topped with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!