Pressure Cooker Cashew Chicken

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Cashew nut chicken has always been one of my very favorite dishes to order in if we’re in the mood for asian. The texture of the cashews with the chicken always hits me just right.

Ordering Chinese isn’t usually very “healthy diet” friendly - and while I am totally in favor of enjoying foods you really want (in moderation) I also love having healthy options I can whip up at home. Especially when they cook in 10 minutes.


Pressure cookers are crazy miracles.

But if you don’t have one you could just as easily cook this over medium heat on the stove. Give it a whirl and enjoy! Maybe with a movie :o)


COOK TIME: 25 Minutes



  • 2 tsps Avocado Oil (divided)

  • 2 tbsps Coconut Aminos

  • 1 tbsp Sugar Free Ketchup

  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar

  • 1 1/2 tbsps Orange Juice

  • Garlic (clove, minced)

  • 8 ozs Chicken Breast (skinless, boneless, cubed)

  • 2 tsps Arrowroot Powder (divided)

  • 2 tsps Water

  • 1/2 cup Cashews

  • 1 stalk Green Onion (optional, sliced)


  1. In a small bowl, add half the avocado oil, coconut aminos, ketchup, rice vinegar, orange

    juice and garlic. Whisk to combine.

  2. Toss the cubed chicken breast with half the arrowroot powder. Turn on the pressure cooker to sauté mode. Add the remaining avocado oil and the chicken then sear for 1 to 2 minutes. Press cancel and then pour the sauce on top. Set to “sealing” then press manual/pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure. Once finished, manually release the pressure.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, whisk the remaining arrowroot powder and water in a small bowl. Remove the lid carefully on the pressure cooker and whisk to combine the arrowroot/water mixture. Add the cashews and stir.

  4. Divide onto plates and garnish with green onion (optional). Enjoy!


Serve it With

A side of rice, couscous, quinoa or cauliflower rice.

Likes it Spicy

Garnish with red pepper flakes.


Keeps well in the fridge for up to three days.


Calories 446

Fat 24g

Carbs 20g

Fiber 1g

Sugar 6g

Protein 40g

Did you try the recipe? Did you like it? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you by email at OR on Instagram at @ashleybrownfitnessnutrition.


Ashley Brown