Thai Cashew Chicken

When it comes to flavor, nothing makes my mouth quite so happy as Thai food.

Traveling to Thailand in 2016, I saw first hand just how many ingredients go into making Thai food so tasty, and how complex it can be to get it "just right." When I came home, I was inspired to try to create a basic Thai spice that would cover the bases & give us "at home" cooks a good flavor profile.


The result is super yummy and gives you the power to create dishes that are a little different, totally flavorful and fun. 

Thai Cashew Chicken is one of my favorites to whip up- this video not only shows how simple this Thai Cashew Chicken dish is to prepare, but you’ll see just how much fun Jackie and I had making it.  

A delicious lean and green recipe that’s full of flavor, color and is so satisfying. It’s also a low-carb recipe, family friendly recipe and a great all-around chicken recipe.  Try it today! Serves 4.


Thai Cashew Chicken

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: ~4 Serving


  • 4 tsp Stacey Hawkins Luscious Lemon Oil or Roasted Garlic Oil  or oil of your choice

  •  1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into thin strips

  • 1 T Stacey Hawkins Tasty Thai Seasoning or garlic, onion, lemongrass, salt, red bell pepper, black pepper, lime zest and chiles

  • 2 C green bell pepper, cut into thin strips

  • 2 C red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

  •  3 scallions sliced- separate whites and greens

  • 24 cashews chopped into small pieces


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.

    1. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side until opaque.

    2. Add peppers and whites of scallions to the pan and sprinkle with seasoning. Stir to combine.

    3.  Cover and cook over high heat for an additional 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are crisp tender and chicken is fully cooked.

    4.  Remove lid and sprinkle with nuts and scallion greens. Serve hot.

      Serving Size is 1/4 of this dish or, 6 ounces chicken and 1 Cup of vegetables and is 1 Leaner, 2 Green, 1 Healthy Fat and 3 Condiment options.

      Cooking notes: Feel free to swap out the vegetables! You can use peppers, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, etc, and even add additional vegetables to make 3 green servings instead of just 2. Additionally, you can serve this dish over cauliflower rice to make a complete meal as well. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts

    Optavia Counts Per Serving

    0 - Lean

    1 - Leaner

    0 - Leanest

    2 - Green

    3 - Condiments

    1 - Healthy Fat

    Weight Watchers Points
    Per Serving

    3 Weight Watchers Points

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    Nutritional Data Information:

    This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.