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Dairy-free Creamy Chicken + Broccoli with perfect cashew cream

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-60 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minute
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x



Perfect Cashew Cream: 
2 cups cashews, soaked and drained
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp lemon juice (more to taste)
1/2 tsp sea salt

For cashew ‘alfredo’ add in: 
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder

Chicken and Broccoli:
2 cups cooked and diced or shredded boneless chicken (breast, thighs) seasoned with salt and pepper (if desired)
1 whole cooked spaghetti squash (see below)
2 cups steamed or blanched broccoli


Cashew Cream: 
1. Blend all ingredients well in a high speed blender until smooth. Season to taste (you want this slightly over-seasoned because it will be diluted while tossing with other ingredients).

All together now:

1. Remove meat from squash and toss with broccoli, chicken and 1-2 cups cashew cream.

2. If ingredients are not hot, bake in oven for 15 minutes at 375 until hot and serve!


Cook the Spaghetti Squash:

Option 1: Preheat oven to 375. Slice off bottom of spaghetti squash to allow for more control when slicing. Slice in half and scoop out seeds. Spray or grease a glass or metal baking pan/sheet. Place squash, cut-side down, on baking sheet or pan. Roast in oven for 45 minutes-1 hour.

Option 2: Cut as directed above. Add 1 cup water in Instant Pot and place cut-side down. Cook on high pressure for 10-12 minutes. Release steam and serve.