This low carb, whole30 compliant cashew chicken is flavored with curry, and the whole meal is made on one sheet! It’s an easy, healthy weeknight meal the whole family will love, and it’s under 400 calories!
Do you ever feel late to the party?
The appropriate hashtag that I need to use when someone asks me that is: #SOML
I’m the person that makes a cookie dough banana ice cream recipe liiiiiike, 2 years after it is totally cool and trendy. I am also the girl who decides to FINALLY try making paleo pecan pie bars because, in her 26 years of walking this planet will call earth, she has NEVER tried pecan pie.
LIIIIKE WHAT? I can’t keep up.
This is exactly what happened with this here sheet pan whole 30 cashew chicken curry dinner.
You probably caught the sheet pan dinner bug WAYYYYYYY back in the fall last year when Pinterest started blowing up your feed with delicious sheet pan dinner ideas.
Aaaaand now I’m like “Hi, I made you a sheet pan dinner about 6 months too late, so I really hope you’re still diggin’ them”
Like I said, #SOML is appropriate.
But, you GUYS. Even if you’re getting tired of easy dinners that only take one pan (and, if you are, WHO ARE YOU?!) you MUSTMUSTMUST devour this mish-mash of spicy, tender roasty vegetables that sit under a bed of JUICY-on-the-inside and MEGA crispy-crunchy-curry-chicken YUM on the outside.
Not to mention it’s approved for all you SUPER BRAVE January whole30 goers. <— Like I told you in Monday’s Paleo Orange Chicken, I SRSLY give you a major round of applause. I like testing the boundaries of just how healthy I can eat and all, but there is nothing that can part me from starting my day with cookie dough overnight oats.
You first got introduced to my idea of crusting chicken in nuts, instead of things like flour, back when we munched on pistachio crusted chicken….whiiiiich I have basically been dreaming about forever and ever because WHY DO NUTS MAKE EVERYTHING SO MUCH MORE DELICIOUS.
Which is where the idea of cashew-crusted chicken came bursting inside my little recipe-creating brain. OBVI with curry. If the coconut slow cooker curry with pumpkin, quinoa and eggs, Thai curry roasted cashews and vegan coconut curry with sweet potato noodles didn’t tip you off that spicy-dinner-lovin’ is what my belly craves, then I wonder about the thinking status of your brain.
The roasty-toasty nutty flavor of the spiced-cashew-chicken-hug, in combination with notes of coconut-covered soft vegetables that you’re about to put in your mouth, is basically EVERYTHING that you THINK your easy-delicious-dinner-loving-inner-soul could want.
Spicy mega flavor? CHECK. Saucy goodness from bursts of juicy cooked tomato? OH YES. Texture overload happening inside your food-munchin’ face? MOST DEFINITELY.
Just when you’re going to declare that this is the best STUPID-EASY weeknight chicken dinner that your healthy-food lovin’ self has ever had the happiness of eating, the SUPER REFRESHING cucumber hits you RIGHT THERE.
It balances alllll the warm curry feels that are happening inside your tummy in way that can only be described as the most perfect marriage of food EVER.
Cucumber may not be the most traditional addition to Indian food, but if it’s good? IT’S GOOD.
I have a question for you?
Where are my super-busy-after-work don’t-have-time-to-cook-but-so-HANGRY humans at?
This one goes out to you.
I also shared the whole 30 cashew chicken curry recipe over on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
Weight Watchers Points Per Serving: SmartPoints: 9 Points+: 9. Old Points: 8
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