Cashew Chicken {Clean Eating}

18 January 2013

Clean Eating.
It's all the rage.

I'm personally only temporarily eating clean for a cleanse. We'll call it a trial period. If I love it I may stick around.

Well, in my adventures through clean eating I have made some truly delicious meals.
This chicken is one of them.
It's probably the most flavorful chicken I have made in quite some time.

I added salt directly into the spices, but you hardcore clean eaters can just add it after you bake it - to taste.


Cashew Chicken

2 large boneless chicken breasts, cut in half
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped
Salt, to taste or add 1/2 teaspoon into the spice mixture

1// Preheat your oven to 360 degrees.
2// Place all spices in a bowl and mix.
3// Spread olive oil in the bottom of a glass baking dish so there is a thin coating. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the dish.
4// Sprinkle half of the lemon juice on the breasts and then half of the spice mixture.
5//Flip the breasts and repeat with remaining lemon juice and spices.
6// Evenly place the chopped cashews on top of the breasts. Sprinkle with a little more of each spice if you would like (I did!)
7// Cover the baking dish with foil and place in the oven.
8// Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.
9// Plate the chicken and top with the juices and cashews that remain in the pan.

{adapted from here}

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  1. Looking forward to trying this recipe! We do clean-er eating :) I feel so much better, but I admit I do miss my ramen some days.

  2. I've never had cashew chicken but I'm into clean earring and I can't wait to try this recipe! Looks so yummy!
    Come check me out I'm a follower!

  3. Hi, I am a new follower from the Friendly Friday Blog Hop! This recipe looks great, I am so trying this! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  4. This looks great! We are eating clean too. I am going to bookmark this for next week. Thanks!!

  5. That looks soooo good!! I always want to try things like this but my husband is a super picky eater and I'm always afraid to branch out too far. This one could be a safe bet though! Can't go wrong with chicken!

  6. This chicken looks so good! I may have to try it soon. :) Good luck with your cleanse -- I'm doing one right now too!

    I followed you from the Friendly Friday Blog Hop. :)

  7. Thanks for the recipe. We love chicken here and I am always looking for new ways to cook it!

  8. that sounds amazing! Not familiar with clean eating, but seeing it everywhere..need to research what that means I guess. I am a new follower from the Friendly Friday Blog Hop...would love for you to visit my blog at

  9. That looks really yummy! I am a huge fan of anything that I can throw in the oven and then go be productive for 30 minutes, so this is def going on that list! Thanks Kaitlyn!

  10. I'd love to try this! Will not using cashews - or any nut for that matter - make a difference in the desired outcome of this meal?

  11. Wow that does sound really delicious! I'm currently doing *super* clean eating, and really I'm eating vegan right now. I'm on day 11 of 21! Then I'm adding chicken and fish back, and this might need to be one of the first things I make, because it sounds so good, and so easy! *Pinned!* :)

  12. Hi! Just stopping by from the FTF blog hop! New follower on your lovely blog, would love to have you stop by my blog sometime and follow back if you like. This looks yummy. I love cashews.

    Melissa @

  13. I'm definitely not a "clean eater" right now but this recipe looks like something I need to try. :)


  14. New to the blogging world, and yours! LOVE IT!! :) You have a new follower!

  15. This looks to DIE for! Cant wait to try the recipe!


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