Recipe: Cashew Chicken Stir Fry :: MMM (Must Make Monday)

Recipe: Cashew Chicken Stir Fry :: MMM (Must Make Monday)

I have been a collector of recipes for as long as I can remember but I never manage to find enough time to try all the recipes I collect and that was the reason my MMM (Must-Make-Monday) series was born. The idea is to force myself to choose at least one recipe from my Must-Make-List each week. I will post the results on my blog. Solid idea, or so I thought, but with my recipe collection growing faster than the speed of light, I could use a month of Mondays and still not get to half of the recipes in my collection(s). That’s the other thing, since I started this blog, my collection has become plural. It started with the Must-Make-Page on my site but I also have a Must-Make Board on Pinterest.

My MMM (Must-Make-Monday) series, is good in that it forces me to follow through and use recipes from my collection(s). After using a recipe, I check it off and add it to Made-This (TAB). You can view archive postings from my MMM (Must-Make-Monday) series, by clicking here.

To start things off this week, here are a few recipes, that I’ve come across recently. I’ve categorized  them but they are listed in no particular order. These are recipes that I would love to try but haven’t gotten around to yet. They are to become the newest additions to my Must-Make-List.

Important *** I have not tagged these recipe links as Gluten, Grain, Sugar, Dairy, Egg or Nut Free, nor have I labelled them as Vegan or Vegetarian. Please review and confirm the recipe meets your dietary requirements before you begin.





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It’s not always rainbows and butterflies
It’s compromise that moves us along
My heart is full, and my door’s always open
You can come anytime you want
~Maroon 5


Here’s a glance at what’s been happening in the Fox Kitchen lately…

I tried this Herbs in a Mason Jar idea. It came from Growing Herbs In A Jar by Homegrown And Healthy.

Unfortunately my beautiful looking basil didn’t survive the transplant trauma :( I’ve replaced the dead basil with some hearty mint from my Dad’s garden. Here’s hoping the mint will survive the winter indoors.

This Heritage Tomato Salad With Basil Dressing by Gluten Free Cat, has become my latest obsession. I love the different colours of farm fresh heritage tomatoes. Drizzled with a basil dressing…perfect!

Try it with some Pine Nuts. I know they’re expensive but well worth it for this salad. I also used a bit of Goat Feta Cheese for some added protein in my salad.

A stir fry meal has got to be one of the easiest and most satisfying to make. Packed with healthy veggies, you can serve it with rice, gluten free rice noodles, or use it as a filling for lettuce wraps like we did for our supper.

For this recipe I poach (velvet) the chicken before stir frying. It helps to keep the meat juicy and the chicken will stay creamy-white.

Topped with fresh cilantro, bean sprouts, a few extra cashews and a wedge of lime. The cilantro, citrus and mustard gives this dish a fusion feel.

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
Recipe type: Dinner
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Cook time: 
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Summary: Serve this stir fry dish with rice, or gluten free rice noodles, or use as a filling for lettuce wraps.
Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Sugar Free | Grain Free | Egg Free | Real Food | Paleo
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size strips
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil, or cooking oil of choice
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • 2 small carrots, chopped
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey, or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tsp lime juice, about 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp Dijon, or whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp corn starch, or starchy thickener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, optional but gives it a nice kick
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup fresh bean sprouts ***omit for paleo
  • small handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Poaching the chicken before stir frying, keeps the meat juicy and creamy-white. In a large saucepan, or a wok, boil 4 cups water. When water comes to a boil, immediately remove from heat and add the chicken. Stir to prevent chicken from sticking.
  2. Continue to stir for about 2-3 minutes, until chicken turns opaque but is not cooked through.
  3. Drain chicken, set in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. If you used your wok, drain, rinse and wipe dry.
  5. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, lime juice, mustard and pepper. Set aside.
  6. Heat wok until very hot, add oil, and cashews, stirring constantly for 30-60 seconds, until starting to brown. Add carrots, zucchini, radishes and poached chicken, stir-fry another 2-4 minutes, until chicken is almost cooked through.
  7. Add garlic slices, bean sprouts and liquid mixture.
  8. Cook stirring constantly for a few minutes, until liquid is mostly evaporated and remaining sauce has thickened slightly.
  9. Remove to a serving tray, garnish with cilantro and a few raw bean sprouts, serve immediately


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Laureen is an enthusiastic amateur cook and Canadian Food Blogger from Vancouver BC. She loves spending her days creating good wholesome food in this Fox Kitchen. Evenings will find her blogging about the best that living without gluten has to offer.

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    This is a great stir fry, it looks very flavorful! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Chaya says:

    You ,know how to make my kind of food. My hubby would flip over this dish and I was thinking of making chicken, tonight. I am afraid to fill the fridge because who knows how long the power will stay on? I did buy cutlets and chopped chicken. If I can get the other ingredients, this may be dinner. Thanks for the help. This is being featured in the Recipe Box.

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