Quicker Than Takeout: A Satisfying Chicken, Cashew, and Lime Stir-Fry

Last Update: September 29, 2022

Lime and chile add freshness to a light stir-fry that comes together in just 10 minutes—perfect for a busy weeknight.

Cashew-Chicken Stir-Fry

Yield: 1 serving
Total Time: 10 minutes


1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced in 2-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 chile pepper, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cup snow peas
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons roasted cashews


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Salt sliced chicken breast and throw into skillet along with minced garlic. Coat with the hot oil and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add chile pepper and snow peas and sauté until chicken is cooked through, about 4 more minutes. Turn off heat and stir in lime juice and cashew nuts. Check for seasoning and serve immediately.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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