{Gluten-Free} Spicy Cashew-Garlic Chicken

This is one of our favourite recipes as we just LOVE the sauce; it’s very versatile: it can be used on chicken, tilapia, or pork. Also, it’s really simple to make and it takes almost no time! It goes well with a lot of sides: salad, quinoa, grilled veggies.

{Gluten-Free} Spicy Cashew-Garlic Chicken

Recipe by Oxygen Quick u0026 Easy Summer Meals (Adapted)Course: Dinner


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  • 4 x 5 oz chicken breasts

  • pinch of sea salt {optional depending on whether cashews are salted}

  • pinch of ground pepper

  • ½ cup roasted cashews

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsp {minced} garlic

  • 2 tbsp gluten-free tamari {soy sauce}

  • 2 tsp sugar {I don’t use sugar but you may want a touch of sweetness}

  • 1-2 jalapeño pepper(s), seeded & chopped {I use 2}

  • 2 tbsp chopped poblano pepper

  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Preheat grill to medium high.
  • Place all the ingredients except for the chicken in a food processor {or Vitamix} and process until smooth. Add a bit of water to make it into a smooth paste.
  • Place ⅔ of the sauce in a bowl and ⅓ in a small bowl.
  • Season chicken with salt {if your cashews aren’t very salty} and ground pepper. Coat or dip the chicken in the larger bowl.
  • Place chicken on grill. Cook until cooked through {about 6-8 minutes total, flip half way through}. I use a thermometer to ensure that chicken is the right temperature – 165°F.
  • Remove chicken from grill, let rest for 5 minutes, and then brush cashew paste on the chicken {and anything else you’d like to use this sauce on!}

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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