Almond Cashew Chicken | Quick and Easy Takeout Alternative

Almond Cashew Chicken | Quick and Easy Takeout Alternative

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 egg whites or about 80 grams liquid egg whites or 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1/3 cup cashews, almonds, or a mix of both (you can always leave these out if need a lower fat meal)
  • 4 green onions cut on diagonal
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or soy sauce alternative, such as coconut aminos, this is what we use)
  • General Tso’s Sauce (optional)
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)


  1. Cut chicken into cubes.
  2. Mix egg whites, salt, and cornstarch. Add chicken and toss to coat. Refrigerate covered for at least 20-30 minutes. This can be done in advanced.
  3. Heat 1-2 tablespoons oil in a deep sided skillet or wok (I use a wok.). Add the chicken and quickly stir fry. Don’t let chicken stick together. Cook for about 3-4 minutes (depends on the size of your chicken pieces).
  4. Add the nuts and green onions, continue stir frying for another 1-2 minutes, be careful not to burn the nuts or onions.
  5. Add the rice vinegar, soy sauce, and chicken to the pan and stir fry for another minute.
  6. We added a little Trader Joe’s General Tso’s sauce and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes (to taste). It was delicious. Add the sauce and pepper flakes at the end of cooking; stir to combine.
  7. Serve with riced cauliflower, veggies, rice, noodles, couscous, etc. The possibilities are endless.

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