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.




  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes And Brussels Sprouts With Rosemary And Garlic by Oh She Glows.  I love roasted veggies with fresh Rosemary.
  • Oil Free Sweet Potato Chips by Daily Bites. I had a craving for sweet potatoes chips the other day but couldn’t find any in this little town where my parents live. Never thought about making my own but now I know :)
  • Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai by Jazzy Gourmet. I have yet to try spaghetti squash and I love Pad Thai. This recipe sounds like a great combination and I have the perfect Peanut Sauce recipe to go with it.
  • Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters by Jeanette’s Healthy Living. You’ve got to see these zucchini fritters. I just want to gobble them up.
  • Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai by Peas And Thank You. Another yummy Pad Thai recipe
  • Braised Chicken Thighs With Apple Cider Sauce by gluten free girl and the chef. Oh this sounds delicious!
  • Spicy Sprouted Lentil Soup by The Coconut Mama. I only recently discovered and fell in love with sprouted lentils.


To see archived recipe links from my Must-Make-Lists, click here

To see a text listing of my gluten free recipes, click here

For dairy, egg, nut and gluten free flour substitutions, click here

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.


Recipe: Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

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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 | Sugar Free | Grain Free | Egg Free | Omnivore


  • 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
  • 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

Recipe by Laureen.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet tags: Gluten Free | Sugar Free | Grain Free | Egg Free | Omnivore

Number of servings (yield): 4


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This post is linked to the following events:

Gluten Free Fridays hosted by Cindy (and others) at Vegetarian Mamma

Sugar Free Sunday hosted by Raj and Sonia at Flip Cookbook

Make Your Own! Mondays hosted by Lea at Nourishing Treasures

Melt In Your Mouth Monday hosted by Jane at Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms

Fat Tuesday hosted by Jill at Real Food Forager

Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays hosted by Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

Traditional Tuesdays hosted by Melanie at Pickle Me Too

Gluten Free Wednesdays hosted by Linda at Gluten-Free Homemaker

Wheat Free Wednesday hosted by Anne Marie Cain

Real Food Wednesday hosted by Kelly at Kelly the Kitchen Kop

Allergy Free Wednesdays hosted by Amber at The Tasty Alternative

Healthy 2Day Wednesdays hosted by Anne at Authentic Simplicity

Recipe Box hosted by Chaya at Bizzy Bakes

Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Simple Lives Thursday hosted by Wardeh at GNOWFLINS

This Is Real Thursday hosted by France at Beyond The Peel

Pennywise Platter Thursday hosted by Kimi at The Nourishing Gourmet

Whole Food Fridays hosted by Megan at Allergy Free Alaska

Foodie Fridayhosted by Diane at Simple Living and Eating

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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 the 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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