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Best Body Tool: Thai Cashew Chicken & Cauliflower Rice

Posted by tdifranc on October 13, 2011

Refined carbohydrates like white rice, pasta, and white bread are everywhere. We all know that they should be avoided when possible but sometimes it is tough!!! There are good carbs out there but recipes like this one will help you to cheat the system and steer clear of the bad refined carbs. Not only does this dish taste GOOD (assuming you have an exceptional girlfriend like mine who is a genius in the kitchen) but, if you are watching your refined carbs it is totally refined carb free!!

Thai Cashew Chicken served over Faux Rice

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts- Cut into small, thin pieces

4-5 Garlic cloves, minced

2 medium yellow onions- chopped

Cashew Chicken & Cauliflower Rice

1 red pepper- chopped thin

1 yellow pepper- chopped thin

1 green pepper- chopped thin

3 dry red chilies- cut into pieces

4-5 Tbsp Soy sauce

2 Tbsp Fish sauce

2 Tbsp brown sugar

¼ cup Cashew nuts

Salt to taste

Olive oil for frying

Marinate the chicken pieces with 2 tbsp soy sauce, fish sauce and salt-let sit while you cut up the rest of your veggies.

Bake cashews on a cookie sheet at 325 for 5-8 minutes, be careful not to burn! Remove from oven and set aside.

Add olive oil and garlic to fry pan and cook until light brown.  Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook on medium-high until just about done.  Add onions and fry until transparent.  Add peppers and dry red chilies.  Cook for 3 minutes and then add 2-3 tbsp more of soy sauce, brown sugar, cashew nuts and salt to taste.  Cook for an additional minute and switch off the flame. Let stand a few minutes to absorb some of the liquid.                                                                                                                         Serve over faux rice.

Faux rice (Cauliflower)

Remove stems from cauliflower. Coarsely chop cauliflower florets and place in food processer- blend until ‘rice’ consistency. Cover and microwave for 5-6 minutes. Do not add water.

*Thai cashew chicken recipe modified from saltandspice.org.

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