Cashew Chicken Bake


This cashew chicken bake is a simple, one-dish dinner packed with protein and vegetables. A healthy, gluten-free meal the whole family will love! Garnish with green onions.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
4 servings


  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup brown rice

  • 1 cup diced celery

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce (tamari)

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

  • 1 cup cashews


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Spread brown rice at the bottom of the casserole dish. Layer celery, red bell pepper, and green pepper on top. Top with chicken.

  3. Mix water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, cumin, pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Pour over chicken. Arrange water chestnuts on top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is tender, about 45 minutes. Add cashews. Continue baking until browned, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
19g Fat
42g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 938mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 64mg 322%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 662mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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