Chicken Quinoa Stir-Fry

With Sesame Vegetables and Toasted Cashews

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Your favorite takeout meal receives a healthy makeover with protein-packed quinoa, lean chicken, and loads of garden fresh vegetables coated in a light and savory sesame soy sauce. We finish this dish with crunchy radish, green onion, and buttery cashews for a quick meal that will fill you up without weighing you down.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • ¾ cup Quinoa
  • 3 oz. Carrots
  • 1 Green Onions
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 3½ oz. Snow Peas
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • ½ fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Info
    1 fl. oz. Soy Sauce - Gluten-Free
  • 1½ oz. Cashews
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • 1 Small Pan
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Quinoa

    Prepare the Quinoa

    Bring a small pot with 1 ½ cups water, quinoa, and a dash of salt to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Cut carrots into very thin slices. Slice green onions on a bias (45 degree angle). Core and slice bell pepper into ¼" wide strips. On a separate cutting board, cut chicken into 2" cubes.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Chicken and Vegetables

    Cook the Chicken and Vegetables

    In a medium pan over medium heat, heat sesame oil and half the soy sauce. Add chicken in a single layer in pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Add carrots, snow peas, green onions (reserving a pinch for garnish), and peppers on top of the chicken. Drizzle remaining soy sauce over the dish. Cover pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  • Step 4 - Dry Toast the Cashews

    Dry Toast the Cashews

    In a small dry (no oil necessary) pan over medium heat, toast the cashews, moving the pan around to prevent burning, until they become lightly browned and aromatic, about 4 minutes. Remove cashews from pan to prevent burning and set aside.

  • Step 5 - Combine the Stir-Fry

    Combine the Stir-Fry

    Once chicken and vegetable mixture is cooked, fluff quinoa with a fork and add it to the sauté pan. Add toasted cashews. Stir everything together and warm over medium heat for 2 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    Plate the Dish

    Ladle a serving of stir-fry on a plate. Garnish with remaining green onion.