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Bourbon Chicken w Cashews and Mushrooms


2 lbs boneless chicken breast or thighs, cubed

1 onion, diced

½ cup cashew nuts

1 tsp Peachy’s dried mixed herbs

4 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup chopped parsley

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

½ cup chopped green onions

1 tbsp cider vinegar

2 tbsp EVOO or coconut oil

1 tsp maple syrup or honey

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 cup diced water chestnuts

½ tsp Chinese 5 Spice

2 tbsp bourbon (optional)

(Can also use diced parsnips, kohlrabi or jicama as substitute for water chestnuts)


In a large skillet, heat oil. Add chicken and cook until brownish.

Add garlic and onions and sauté for another minute.

Add bourbon, soy sauce and vinegar and simmer for about 4 minutes.

Add mushrooms, maple syrup, dried herbs, Chinese 5 spice, salt and pepper.

Sauté 3 – 4 minutes.

Add cashews, water chestnuts and sprinkle with green onions.

Serve hot over black/red/brown rice.

Nutrition Information per serving

307 Calories, 23 g Protein, 13 g Carbs, 1.3 g Fiber, 15.6 g Fat, 58 mg Cholesterol

Health Benefits

  • Mushrooms: Has extensive health benefits including anti-cancer properties. Excellent source of phytonutrients, B Vitamins, Iron, Copper, Zn, Selenium, Potassium and fiber.

  • Water chestnuts: Besides low in calories and sodium, it’s high in Potassium, Riboflavin, Mg, Vit C and fiber. Comes from the bulb of a water plant.

  • Cashew nuts: High in vitamins and minerals: Magnesium for formation of proteins and overall body energy; Copper and its healing properties; Iron for healthy blood, hair, skin and nails. Good source of fiber.

  • Green onions: Sodium, fat and cholesterol-free. Low in calories but high in Vit C, and rich in antioxidants. Just like onions, it has numerous medicinal uses and benefits.

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