The Perfect Post-workout

chicken cashew

This is one of my absolute top post workout dinners. High protein (of courrrrrse!) healthy fats and nutritious carbs. Plus 100x more delicious than a standard stir fry. Not to mention seriously little effort and super quick. Doesn’t photograph that well, but trust me, it’s a must try!

Serves 2 – adapted from Nigel Slater’s EAT.


+ 400g diced chicken breast

+ 3 tsp five spice powder or paste

+ 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

+ 75g salted cashew nuts

+ 200ml boiling water

+ 200g tenderstem broccoli


Put the chicken in a bowl with the five spice and garlic, mixing well.

Heat a frying pan with a little oil on high and add the chicken mix. Fry for 2 mins, then throw in the cashews.

Add the broccoli to the pan, along with the boiling water. Cover the pan (in my high-tech kitchen I favour tin foil) and leave to steam for about 3 mins. Check the chicken has cooked through here, as depending on the chunk size, some pieces may need a little more time.

Serve, with cooking juices dished over and a little soy sauce.

Macros (roughly, per serving)

Protein – 60g

Carbohydrates – 19g

Fat – 25g



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