Cashew Chicken Casserole

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This dish checks all of F[r]'s food rule boxes..

  • Veggie-packed
  • Protein-forward
  • Flavored up with healthy fats + gut-healing broth
  • Spiced up with a mix from one of our favorite local vendors.

In the Lavin household, this nourishing dinner makes THE BEST Lunch Leftovers.

I've adapted this recipe from Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Cookbook. If you are a cookbook lover, I highly recommend adding it to your library!

Bon Appetit!


Step 1: Gather

[Supplies: Food processor, Blender, Large Casserole dish, Large frying pan, Quality Knife]

Ingredients:

  • 1.5-2 lbs Cooked Pastured Chicken (e.g. whole rotisserie, boiled, roasted, grilled, pressure cooked, etc.)
  • 1 Head of Org. Broccoli
  • 1 Head of Org. Cauliflower
  • 6-8 Cremini Mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 Shallot 
  • 1/2 or Whole Sweet Onion (adjust amount based on flavor preference)
  • 2-4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2-3 cups of Raw Cashews
  • 1-2 Cups Broth (preferably homemade bone broth or high quality brand like this one.)
  • Apple Maple Rub Spice Mix (from Hadaya Spice at the Gardens Green Market) or favorite poultry blend.
  • 1/2-1 Lemon
  • Sea salt and Pepper (for seasoning in stages)

Step 2: Prep (This recipe is super-easy when you prep in stages ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze the ingredients. Then all you'll have to do is make the sauce and assemble!)

  • Dice onions + shallots and mince garlic
  • Pulse in the food processor:
    • Broccoli + Cauliflower + Chicken + Mushrooms

Step 3: Cook

  • Boil water (a few cups) and submerge Cashews for 20-30 min, then drain. 
  • While cashews are soaking...
  • Preheat oven to 375 deg. Fahrenheit
  • Grease casserole dish with favorite cooking fat (Grass-fed Ghee or Butter, Palm Shortening, Coconut Oil, or our fave, rendered Bacon Fat)
  • Saute Onions, Shallots and Garlic in 1 Tbsp of cooking fat and 1-2 Tbsp of spices (see above list)- 3-5 min
  • Add "riced" Broccoli and Cauliflower and cook until slightly soft- 8-10 min
  • While veggies are softening...
  • Blend Cashews, Broth, Lemon juice and 3-4 Tbsp of Spice Mix to make sauce (taste and add sea salt as needed.)
  • Mix shredded chicken into the frying pan and pour the entire mixture into casserole dish
  • Pour in sauce, stir and bake, covered, for 20-25 minutes, then broil uncovered for 1-2 minutes

Tasty tips:

1. Sprinkle Parmesan over the top for a cheesy crust or skip to spare some calories. 

2. We LOVE Sriratcha sauce and highly recommend turning up the metabolism-boosting heat with your favorite hot sauce drizzled on top.


Don't forget F[r]'s 3 Step Process to rebuild your metabolism and acheive #ResultsWithLastingPower.

Re•NOURISH

(with satisfying meals + less snacks) 

+

Re•V UP

(your fat-burning engine by working out DAILY)

+

Re•PAIR

(tightness or pain with fascia massages and self-fascia care)

 To get the most MOJO from your time moving, you know where to go for the BEST workouts in town!

 

So I can eat chips and still fit in my jeans...

Hi F[r]iends!

One of the biggest fat loss pitfalls we witness is a disconnect from a personal fitness purpose. And I'm not talking the destination bikini body or the ever-elusive pound loss goal. Most of us are well-connected with our desire to look less FLAB and more FAB.

I'm talking about the smaller goals that help us get to the gym or outside moving each day.

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"So I can eat chips and still fit in my jeans!"

Yep, that came straight from the mouth of one of our most faithful F[r]iends. This girl juggles a full time job, two small kids, sports, school functions and still manages to sweat her booty off 4-5 times a week at F[r]. (For those of you who are trying to guess, she has a snarky sense of humor and her pretty face flashes a signature scowl at the sight of my crazy barre protocols or Orion's latest burpee variation.)

What makes her stay the course? Are her stressors different than ours?

Nope.

She has a clear sense of purpose. Most importantly, SHE defined it. Reasons, however small, drive the process and keep you going. As much as we want to get to the result, our success is determined by how well we engage in and embrace the process.

The F[r] Team wants you to succeed (sometimes more than you want it yourself!) 

If we could, we would tackle every barrier that gets in your way; but then there would be no learning or lasting change. We deliver the time-efficient tools and facilitate the process.

Remember: it's not the trendy new workout, magic superfood, or diet craze that transforms your life, it is the faith and sense of purpose within YOU!

#reasonstoredefine

Besides the big "WHY", we need to connect with the little things, besides

So I can show STRESS who is the boss of my life! And my kids can witness through the window what their Mama is really made of!

So I can show STRESS who is the boss of my life! And my kids can witness through the window what their Mama is really made of!

To create the happy, healthy LIFE my family DESERVES!

To create the happy, healthy LIFE my family DESERVES!

Because working out alone just isn't the same as sweating with F[r]iends!

Because working out alone just isn't the same as sweating with F[r]iends!

Because I need to be reminded of what my body is capable of!

Because I need to be reminded of what my body is capable of!

I want to prove that age is just a number!

I want to prove that age is just a number!

What's your REASON?

My new favorite "F" word...

My new favorite "F" word...

My new favorite F word is Fascia! Fascia is web-like system of connective tissue that runs throughout our bodies. Fascial pathways provide a messaging system to the brain about what's going on in the body.

There is a fix for your fascia problems. And the best part is you can do it yourself! Yes, with a little learning and dedication you can restore healthy fascia, smooth lumps and bumps and get your own body out of pain!