Broccoli lemon chicken with cashews

Broccoli lemon chicken with cashews

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(120 ratings)

Takes 15-25 minutes


Serves 2
A superhealthy meal for two - full of vitamin C. You could use ordinary broccoli instead of tender stem

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal372
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein48g
  • salt0.69g


  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil or sunflower oil
  • 340g pack of mini chicken breast fillets (sometimes called goujons)



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  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 200g pack tender stem broccoli, stems halved if very long



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 1 heaped tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp clear honey or 2 tsp golden caster sugar



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  • the zest of half a lemon and the juice of a whole one



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • a large handful of roasted cashews



    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add the chicken and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden. Remove from the pan and add the garlic and broccoli. Stir fry for a minute or so then cover and cook for 2 minutes more, until almost tender.

  2. Mix the stock, cornflour and honey or sugar well, then pour into the pan and stir until thickened. Tip the chicken back into the pan and let it heat through, then add the lemon zest and juice, and cashew nuts. Stir, then serve straight away with basmati rice or noodles.

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28th Jul, 2019
A good base of ingredients, lovely sweet lemon flavour, but a bit dry with rice - next time I'll make more sauce, marinate the chicken, and add another veg.
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20th Jul, 2019
Very quick. I served with egg fried rice. I think it would be better with some chilli as per other comments so will add next time I make it, mid week winner meal.
12th Nov, 2018
Absolutely loved this! Didn’t add the zest as was worried about overpowering it as said on other commments and added some chilli and soy and it tasted fab. Served with egg noodles. Will be doing again but will try adding a bit of fresh ginger next time.
13th Apr, 2017
Very nice. I added ginger and a little more garlic, and served with brown rice and a green salad. It was very filling so next time I would use half the chicken. Will make again.
7th Jan, 2017
Tasty - added some root ginger and a sprinkle of chilli powder, worked really well with the lemon. Also added green pepper and mangetout, didn't take the chicken out left it in all the time, stock mixture turned into a nice sticky sauce. Probably would be a bit bland / lemony without the above additions.
28th Oct, 2016
This was pretty good, but I agree with the comments about the lemon being overpowering. In future I would probably leave out the zest and add a dash of soy sauce. I also added extra veg (baby corn, mange tout and red pepper) and a chilli, which I fried alongside the garlic. I would definitely make this again, but with a few tweaks.
27th Mar, 2016
Delicious! I just halved the amount of chicken, but stuck to the recipe exactly. Had it with rice noodles. Tasted lovely and fresh. I dont even like broccoli, but this was so lovely!
1st Mar, 2016
My husband and I both love this. I make it almost exactly as the recipe except I don't put any lemon zest in as we both prefer the flavour of just the juice. I serve it with cous cous and it always goes down well. I love the simplicity and feeling of contentment whilst eating something health that this recipe gives us. I make it every few weeks and never get bored of it. YUM!
19th Aug, 2015
Great recipe as a base and put together with a few extra bits, its perfect. We love the lemon flavor and often have lemon on our noodles, so this recipe was perfect but you should always add lemon to taste obviously!! We added extra veg (snow peas, red peppers and bok choy) a few spices (ginger!) and fresh chili, and we used Singapore noodles which went perfectly!! We will make again for sure. Next time with lashings of coriander.
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1st Jul, 2015
Forgot to rate - 5 stars!


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6th Mar, 2015
I add double the stock and more stir fry veg and mix up with noodles. Also good with turkey!
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