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cashew orange chicken cauliflower rice green onions in a bowl

Cashew Orange Chicken

For the perfect combination of sweet and salty, this dish has it all — healthy protein, heart healthy fats, and lots of vitamins and minerals.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Paleo
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 410 kcal


  • 2 cup pineapple juice
  • Juice and zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Paleo fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashews
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

  2. Put the pineapple juice, orange juice and zest, coconut sugar, and fish sauce in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a low simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes, until reduced to a thick syrup. Remove from heat. Add the chicken pieces and coat well.
  3. Dredge the coated chicken pieces with the almond flour and transfer to baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  4. While the chicken is baking, steam the cauliflower rice with the green onions until tender and then stir in the cashews.
  5. Top the cauliflower rice with the chicken and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Cashew Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 46g92%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.