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A speckled cream colored plate filled with healthy cashew chicken stir fry and cauliflower rice. On a light colored background.

Healthy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry {Whole30 + Paleo + Gluten Free}

  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This healthy cashew chicken stir fry is the best weeknight homemade dinner recipe! Made with ground chicken, lots of veggies, pineapple, cashews, garlic, ginger, and a simple stir fry sauce. Ready in 30 minutes and so full of flavor! Whole30, paleo, gluten free, dairy free, soy free.


  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot power (optional, but creates a thicker sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil or avocado oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced or chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashews
  • Green onions to garnish


  1. Make the stir fry sauce. Using a small bowl whisk together coconut aminos, pineapple juice, rice vinegar, hot sauce, and arrowroot powder. Set aside.
  2. Cook the chicken and aromatics. In a large skillet or wok heat sesame over medium heat. Add add ground chicken, onion, garlic, and ginger, and cook, using a spatula or wooden spoon to break up the meat until fully cooked through and onions start to soften slightly – about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the veggies. Increase the heat to medium high. Add bell pepper, carrot, and broccoli, and continue to stir fry until veggies are crisp tender – about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add pineapple, cashews, and stir fry sauce (give it a good stir before adding to make sure the arrowroot starch is incorporated) and cook for another 2 minutes, until sauce is thickened slightly, and veggies are tender.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Serve by itself or over cauliflower rice, regular rice, and topped with green onions and extra chopped cashews if desired.


To store: This stir fry can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To re-heat: To re-heat this Whole30 stir fry, simply warm gently on the stove, stirring frequently, until warm. Can also be warmed in the microwave for a minute or two, until heated through.

To freeze: I don’t recommend freezing this stir fry. The veggies will get overly soft and and it will lose it’s texture.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stir fry
  • Cuisine: asian

Keywords: chicken, ground chicken, stir fry, paleo, whole30, gluten free, asian, thai