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Keto Chinese Cashew Chicken

Chinese Cashew Chicken is one of my favorite takeout meals. This recipe is even better without all of the MSG!!

Keto Chinese Cashew Chicken

Chinese take-outs are arguably one of the best guilty pleasures out there… but they can also be quite unhealthy! When I first started keto, cutting out carbs and sugary sauces was quite daunting – especially when I thought about having to cut out my absolute favorite cashew chicken. 

Luckily for me (and you), this recipe lends itself well to keto. And, like always, it’s so easy to prepare – just as easy as ordering in (and probably quicker)!

Sheet Pan Chicken

Sheet Pan Keto Chinese Cashew Chicken

You’ll most often see stir fry keto versions of Cashew Chicken, but I decided to switch things up a little and create a sheet pan version of my favorite Chinese takeout. (And you know I love sheet pan meals!)

To ensure your chicken doesn’t dry out, cut them into equal-sized strips so they all have the same cooking time. 

What Is A Sheet Pan Meal?

A sheet pan meal is a similar concept to a one-pot meal, except you’re doing all your cooking on a sheet pan in the oven.

A sheet pan is a wide, shallow baking pan – either made from aluminum or stainless steel. The low sides are important as they encourage airflow and browning.

Sheet pan meals save time and make clean-up a breeze (especially if you line your pan with foil), and don’t require any fancy ingredients.

Keto Chinese Cashew Chicken

Ingredients you’ll need for Keto Chinese Cashew Chicken

  • 1 lb Chicken – boneless and skinless (I prefer breast for this recipe, but you can also use thighs)
  • Broccoli florets
  • Cashews
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


Can you eat cashew nuts on keto?

You can eat cashew nuts on the keto diet but in moderation. At 9 grams of total carbs and 8 grams of net carbs per ounce, the carbs can add up quickly. I find in recipes like this Cashew Chicken, a little goes a long way.

keto Chinese cashew chicken

Keto Chinese Cashew Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


For the sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Whisk together tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic cloves in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken into cubes and chop the pepper.
  4. Using a non-stick sheet pan or line the sheet pan with parchment paper place the chicken on the pan and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle half the sauce on the chicken and bake the chicken for 7 minutes.
  5. Take out the pan from the oven and add the broccoli, peppers, cashews, and the rest of the sauce. Toss to combine.
  6. Cook for another 8-10 minutes until chicken is 165°F.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 312Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3193mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 8gSugar 4gProtein 15g

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