Cashew Chicken and Vegetables

This one is for when you have a little bit of time for preparation but it is worth it.

Cashew Chicken and Vegetables

Serves 4
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot


  • 500g chicken breast fillets
  • 1/2 cup plain white flour
  • pinch salt
  • sunflower oil
  • 2 spring onions (Chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cashew paste
  • 1 clove garlic (large)
  • 1/2 cup cabbage (Chopped or shredded)
  • 1/2 cup vegetables (Finely chopped, e.g. green beans, swede, lentils, brussel sprouts. If moderate salicylates are tolerated include carrot or peeled zucchini; if moderate glutamates are OK include peas.)
  • 1 cup Vegetable Sauce (Refer to Basics Page)
  • water


1. Slice the chicken into strips.
2. Put the flour and pinch of salt in a freezer bag. Place the chicken inse the bag and shake to coat the chicken.
3. Shallow fry the chicken in some oil until cooked, then set aside in a dish with some paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Drain most of the oil from frying pan and discard.
4. Add the cashew paste and garlic to the frying pan with the spring onions, salt and sugar and a dash of water. Stir until it forms a fairly runny sauce. Add more water if needed - even a cup or so. Add the vegetables, cabbage, sauce and chicken and stir until the whole lot is coated in the sauce.
5. Put a lid on and let the cabbage and veggies steam until cooked.
6. Serve with rice or noodles.


Low Chemical / Failsafe, Moderate Salicylates, Moderate Glutamates

Refer to Basics Page for Vegetable Sauce Recipe.

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2 Responses to Cashew Chicken and Vegetables

  1. Julesp says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I made it using cabbage, green beans, swede and celery and serving with pasta. The sauce was really yummy and no-one complained about the swede 🙂 Unfortunately I overcooked the chicken, although the boys were still happy – calling it “chicken chips”. Master 2 only ate the chicken (he did snack on a couple of green beans before they were cooked!) and Master 5 ate everything. Will definitely make this again.

    • OscarsMum says:

      Thanks Jules, I’m glad your family liked it. The cashew sauce is a good one for hiding all sorts of vegetables!