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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups – Paleo, Gluten-Free

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups – Paleo, Gluten-Free

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I love Chinese food but eating healthy and Chinese food don’t always go together. I’ve posted a couple of great paleo Chinese dishes like my paleo orange chicken and paleo faux fried rice which I make on a regular basis so this dish will feel right at home.

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I found this great recipe, made a few minor tweaks, grabbed some butter lettuce and I was a happy Bunny. Nommy nom nom.

Even better was that the main cooking time of this dish goes on in the slow cooker but it’s the quickest slow cooker recipe I’ve made. What sped it up was the few minutes of sauteing the chicken. A few minutes saved a few hours in the slow cooker so that was cool.

cashew chicken paleo gluten free lettuce wrap cup nut low fat

My hubby is usually my taste tester and I knew he loved this recipe because after he had eaten this 2 times he asked if there was any more left. The first time he had it he ate it warmed but then he started eating it on organic pita bread cold like it was a fancy chicken salad.

 { I always use organics whenever available }

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups - Paleo, Gluten-Free
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten Free, Protein
Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size chunks
  • ¼ cup arrowroot flour
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp ghee (can sub with coconut oil)
  • 2 green onions, chopped (white parts and green parts separated)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (I used the kind from a jar)
  • 2 Tbsp organic tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • ¼ tsp dried ginger
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp coconut aminos (can sub with soy sauce or gluten free tamari)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup cashews
Instructions
  1. In a bag, combine the black pepper and flour. Add the chicken and give the bag a good shaking to the chicken is coated in the flour.
  2. In a skillet, heat the ghee and cook the chicken for a few minutes on each side on medium-high heat.
  3. In a bowl, combine all other ingredients (except for the green parts of the onion and cashews)
  4. Put the chicken and sauce into a slow cooker. Stir in the cashews.
  5. Cook on low for 2⅓ - 3 hours.
  6. Serve in butter lettuce cups and sprinkle with the green parts of the onion or on top of my paleo faux fried rice (see link to recipe in body of posting).

 

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Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken

Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken

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I was struttin’ around the kitchen like a friggin’ peacock after making this recipe because it was so good. I mean really good and it just happens to be paleo which is even better. Delicious, low-carb, protein AND paleo!

This recipe has a medium to medium-hot amount of heat. It’s absolutely the perfect amount of heat for me but then I like a good amount of spice. I use and love this red pepper seasoned rice vinegar that really gives it a good kick but if spicy isn’t your thing, I recommend using regular rice vinegarThat will help cut the heat in half.

Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken
 
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Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken
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Recipe type: Paleo, Protein
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 - 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsalted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper seasoned rice vinegar (buy it in the Asian section of the grocery store or visit your local Asian market)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos (can sub with soy sauce but it won't be paleo)
  • 2 tablespoons paleo ketchup (can sub with regular ketchup but it won't be paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • ½ tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Optional: 2 chopped scallions (the green part, not the white onion part)
Instructions
  1. Cube chicken breasts.
  2. In a medium skillet melt coconut oil and add chicken.
  3. Heat chicken on medium just until the outside of the chicken cubes are mostly white and no longer pink.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk the remainder of the ingredients except cashews and scallions.
  5. Add liquid mixture to the chicken and continue cooking on medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir and heat covered for another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove cover, add cashews and stir.
  8. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently so that some of the liquid cooks away.
  9. Serve on thinly shredded cabbage and garnish with chopped scallions.

 

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I shared this with the hubby and before I could ask how much he liked it, it was gone. Like GONE GONE. All he could do is nod yes vigorously while he was still chewing his last bite. Needless to say, he loved it.

“Bunny Created, Hubby Approved”

 

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Paleo Sweet and Spicy Cashews

Paleo Sweet and Spicy Cashews

I think one of my favorite flavor combinations has to be sweet and spicy. I love to snack on nuts but sometimes they can get a little boring. I bought a bag of cashews at Whole Foods recently and was just waiting for the perfect recipe.

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In my search I stumbled on this recipe from PaleOMG. I tweaked the recipe slightly and they turned out perfect.

paleo cashew sweet spicy cayenne raw honey cinnamon coconut oil palm sugar snack vegan

These are a quick snack to whip up for a party or even to give as a gift.

Warning: these are slightly addictive

paleo cashew sweet spicy cayenne raw honey cinnamon coconut oil palm sugar snack vegan

Paleo Sweet and Spicy Cashews
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (this is in addition to the previous ¼ teaspoon)
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • **Optional: 2 teaspoons chia seeds**
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl combine melted coconut oil, raw honey, ¼ tsp cayenne and a pinch of salt
  4. Add cashews to the mixture and combine well
  5. Pour entire mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet
  6. In a small bowl combine coconut palm sugar, ⅛ tsp cayenne, pinch of salt and chia seeds if using
  7. Sprinkle mixture over cashews
  8. Bake for a total of 15 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes
  9. Let nuts cool completely
  10. Break nuts apart and serve

 

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