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Maple Ginger Cashew Chicken Stir Fry (30 Minutes)

A simple cashew chicken stir fry packed with veggies, sprinkled with cashews, and tossed in a sticky maple ginger stir fry sauce. Works great for an easy weeknight dinner or for meal prep.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 419kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 head broccoli (small head, cut into 1 inch florets)
  • cup cashews


  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce (swap for tamari for gluten-free)
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch (or ½ tablespoon arrowroot starch)

To serve:

  • Rice


  • Shake together the stir fry sauce and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a frying pan.
  • Add the onion to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, until onion is soft.
  • Add the bell peppers and broccoli, and cook for 5 more minutes or until softened. Transfer veggies to a clean plate.
  • Add the reserved 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add chicken and cook for 7-10 minutes, until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.
  • Make a space in the pan and add the garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring occasionally for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the stir fry sauce to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vegetables and cashews.
  • Serve over rice.


  • This recipe makes a great meal prep lunch. Store in 2 cup capacity meal prep containers in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freeze for up to 3 months.



nutritional information does not include rice.


Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 1175mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1950IU | Vitamin C: 178mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg