Cashew Orange Chicken and Sweet Pepper Stir-fry in Lettuce Wraps

Paleo-Cashew-Orange-Chicken-WrapsJan has shared this luscious chicken recipe with us. It’s an excellent balance of protein, vegetables and healthy fats. Thanks Jan!

  • 1 Tbl oil (We suggest coconut oil, because it can be safely heated to a higher temperature for stir-frying.)
  • 1½ to 2 lb skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 3 red, orange, and/or yellow sweet peppers, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced into bite-size strips
  • 1 red onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp finely shredded orange peel (set aside)
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbl minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup unsalted raw cashews, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup sliced green scallions (4)
  • 8 to 10 leaves butter or iceberg lettuce

In a large skillet heat the oil over high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add peppers and onion; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables just start to soften. Remove the chicken and vegetables from the wok; keep warm.

Wipe out pan with paper towel. Add the orange juice to pan and cook about 3 minutes or until juice boils and reduces slightly. Add ginger and garlic. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Return the chicken and pepper mixture to the wok. Stir in orange peel, cashews, and scallions. Serve stir-fry on lettuce leaves.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe from The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook © 2015 by Loren Cordain

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