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Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

This quick sheet pan cashew dinner is sweet, nutty, and umami. It’s macro-friendly, high in protein, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It’s a perfect dinner for busy days or a meal prep option for the week.

Do you love ordering cashew chicken from a Chinese food restaurant? Have you ever tried to make it at home? Here is your chance. This recipe for sheet pan cashew chicken is a great place to start.

sheet pan cashew chicken

Even better, they are all really healthy for you! You’ll be able to create your own healthy version of cashew chicken in almost no time at all.

This cashew chicken dinner is a great option when trying to stick to a high protein diet. Each serving has less than 600 calories. It also has 33 grams of protein per serving.

close up of chicken on corner of sheet pan

Ingredients You’ll Need


Garlic (4 cloves) – Fresh garlic makes a big difference when preparing sauces. It’s one of the most important ingredients!

Ginger powder (1 tsp) – A great way to add ginger flavor to a sauce. Ginger has immune-boosting properties and is a natural digestive aid.

Coconut aminos (3 tbsp) – Often used as a healthier, low-sodium, gluten-free substitute for soy sauce. It adds a salty, earthy flavor to the sauce. You can get it here.

Apple cider vinegar (1 tbsp) – A very healthy ingredient you should always have on hand. It has probiotics and helps your digestive system.

Sesame oil (2 tbsp) – It adds great flavor without needing to use a lot. If you aren’t fond of its strong flavor, you could use another cooking oil like avocado oil or olive oil.

Cashew butter (1 tbsp) – It’s one of the best ingredients in this sauce. Make sure not to skip out on it! It provides the rich, nutty flavor that makes the sauce so tasty. You can get it here.

Honey (2 tbsp) – One of the best natural sweeteners we can use while cooking. It’s full of immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Raw, unfiltered honey is the best option.


Chicken breasts (2lbs) – The primary protein source in this recipe.

Broccoli (1 head)– High in antioxidants and promotes healthy skin health. It’s one of the most nutritious vegetables you can add to your diet.

Red bell peppers (2) – Another very healthy vegetable. When cooked, they become slightly sweet. And this adds a great flavor to the recipe.

Cashews (1 cup) – Using unsalted cashews is the best when making the meal. Cashews are another excellent source of healthy fats. They also add a crunchy texture that you won’t want to miss out on.

ingredients for sheet pan chicken

How To Make Cashew Chicken

Step 1. Making the sauce is pretty simple. Combine the sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk them together. That’s it! Now, just set it aside until you are ready to pour over the sheet pan.

Step 2. To start the recipe, preheat the oven to 400F. Then, line a baking tray with parchment paper. Then, spray or brush oil over the parchment paper to prevent the ingredients from sticking.

Step 3. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Lay all of the ingredients on the sheet tray. Before cooking, pour the sauce over the ingredients. Toss so that everything is covered in the sauce.

Spread the ingredients evenly on the sheet tray. This way, they will cook consistently.

Step 4. Place the sheet tray into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. You will want to make sure the chicken is fully cooked. Once everything is cooked thoroughly, the cashew chicken is ready to serve.

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What Goes Well with Cashew Chicken?

Cashew chicken will pair well with a lot of different sides. Here are some suggestions to try:

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Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

This sheet pan cashew chicken is a great macro-friendly dinner or lunch meal. It's nutty, sweet, great for meal prep. On top of it all, the recipe is high protein, gluten-free and dairy-free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Meal Prep
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 plates
Calories 579 kcal


Chicken and Vegetables

  • 2 pounds chicken breast boneless, skinless, cut into ¼-1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 broccoli head cut into florets
  • 2 red bell peppers sliced
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews


  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or baking foil. Spray it
    with oil or cover it with olive oil using a brush.
  • Add cut chicken, vegetables, and cashews into a large bowl or just straight into the baking sheet.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together minced garlic cloves, grated ginger, coconut aminos, vinegar, sesame oil, cashew butter, and honey. Combine all the ingredients as well as you can. That might take a bit of mixing to achieve.
  • Now, pour the sauce into the chicken mixture. Toss so that all the ingredients are well covered with sauce.
  • Now, spread the mixture of meat and veggies evenly on a sheet pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the chicken and veggies are fully cooked.


Serving: 1 plateCalories: 579kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 33gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 9.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 26.9gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 287mgFiber: 4.3gSugar: 12g
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