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Katie Austin

Orange Cashew Chicken

Orange Cashew Chicken

The ingredients:

1 cup uncooked rice

3-4 cups diced chicken breast

2 tbsp diced ginger

4 tbsp starch

10 oz cauliflower rice

1 cup whole cashews

4 cups chopped rainbow chard (but you could use Swiss chard or collared greens, whatever you prefer)

Sauce:

3 garlic cloves

Juice from 1.5 oranges

1 tbsp sesame oil

4 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

Salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste

Toppings: diced green onion and sesame seeds

The recipe:

Add peeled and diced ginger to the uncooked rice and cook rice according to package.

Now it’s time to prep the chicken: cut up two large chicken breasts into bite sized pieces (this will yield about 3-4 cups). Add starch and mix well so that each piece of chicken is evenly coated. Add salt and pepper and mix well.

Then add coated chicken pieces to a frying pan on med-high heat with some olive oil and Cook for about 10-12 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Once the chicken is almost done, add in the cashews and mix well for about 1-2 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking add all sauce ingredients to a bowl and mix well.

Once the chicken and cashews are done add the sauce and mix well. Let simmer for about 4-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.

Then, remove chicken from pan and cook Swiss chard for about 3-4 minutes until it has cooked down.

While the chicken is finishing up, add cauliflower rice to the pot of ginger rice and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until it is fully cooked.

Now it’s time to plate: add one scoop of the cauliflower rice blend, top with cashew chicken mixture and then top with diced green onion and sesame seeds!