While testing the cashew chicken recipe, I made it first in the crock pot, then on the stovetop. I prefer the stovetop method. It is quick to make and you have better control over the liquids. The crock pot tends to water down the sauce. 

This recipe uses Paleo Ketchup. Don’t let it scare you off. It takes about 5 minutes to make and can be stored for several weeks in the fridge.
To make quick work of preparing the ginger and garlic, blend them for a few seconds in a Magic Bullet, blender, or food processor.

Paleo Cashew Chicken Recipe
Yields 4
Juicy chicken thighs are cooked with classic asian flavors to make this cashew chicken recipe, reminiscent of your favorite asian restaurant.
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. boneless, skinless chicken thighs - 2 1/2-3 pounds
  2. coconut oil - 1 Tbsp
  3. roasted, unsalted cashews - 1 cup
  4. cauliflower - 1 head, trimmed and cut into large pieces
  5. Sauce
  6. coconut aminos - 1/2 cup
  7. coconut vinegar - 1/4 cup
  8. paleo ketchup - 1/4 cup
  9. raw honey, warmed to a liquid state - 2 Tbsp
  10. garlic cloves - 2, minced
  11. fresh ginger root - 1 tsp, grated
  12. crushed red pepper - 1/2 tsp
  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Warm coconut oil in a large, deep skillet or stock pot over medium-high heat. Brown chicken for about 3 minutes on each side.
  4. While the chicken cooks, pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it is a rice-like consistency. Transfer it to a microwaveable glass dish and add about 1 Tbsp water. Cover it and cook on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Keep warm.
  5. When chicken is browned, carefully drain the liquid from the pan.
  6. Add half of the sauce (about 1/2 cup) to the chicken and stir to combine. Cover skillet and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Add cashews and the rest of the sauce. Stir to combine. Serve over cauliflower rice.
  1. Allergens: Nuts
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Recipe submitted by the always awesome Paleo Table. 
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