Better Than Takeout Cashew Chicken

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Here's an easy chicken breast recipe that tastes as good as takeout. And the best part about this chicken breast recipe is that it's easy to make and it uses simple ingredients. All it takes is sauteing the cut up chicken breasts in some sesame oil before adding in some broccoli, edamame, and garlic. The vegetables in this healthy chicken breast recipe stay crisp and tender for a recipe you will love. The chicken breast recipe is then finished with some whole cashews and the sauce that uses ingredients that ou most likely already have. The sauce recipe will help to keep the chicken moist and tender. This easy chicken breast recipe is ready in about 20 minutes and loaded with plenty of flavors and lots of texture. With ingredients like boneless chicken breasts, sesame oil, whole cashews and broccoli it's a healthy chicken breast recipe you can enjoy any night of the week.

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When it comes to making this easy chicken breast recipe idea, you will have more than one choice of chicken breasts to choose from. You will have several options to include conventional chicken, organic chicken breasts or free-range chicken breasts. These days it seems that more and more people are becoming concerned about where their food ingredients come. People want to know how the animals of been raised and what they have been fed. It may be a bit confusing when you go into the grocery with all the different food labels to choose. For chicken to be certified as organic, the farms where the chicken is raised must follow a set of strict guidelines and also be inspected annually by a third-party certification body to ensure that those standards are met. Organically raised chickens must be fed certified organic feed for their entire lives. Free range chicken is the method of farming where the chickens for at least some part of their day, can roam outdoors freely, rather than being confined in an enclosure for the entire day.

This easy chicken breast recipe can be found on the Averie Cooks site. This is just one of the chicken breast recipes you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find include 30-minute meals, appetizers, drink recipes, dinner recipes, seafood, vegetable recipes, side dish ideas and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Better Than Takeout Cashew Chicken From Averie Cooks
Ingredients: Cornstarch, salt, pepper, boneless skinless chicken breasts, sesame oil, olive oil, broccoli florets, red bell peppers, shelled frozen edamame, garlic cloves, cashews, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, Asian chili garlic sauce, ground ginger, green onions.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 500, Calories from Fat 248, Total Fat 27.6g 42%, Saturated Fat 5.3g 27%, Cholesterol 84mg 28%, Sodium 813mg 34%, Potassium 825mg 24%, Carbohydrates 27.3g 9%, Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%, Sugars 8.9g, Protein 38.3g, Vitamin A 22%, Vitamin C 137%, Calcium 14%, Iron 27%

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