Chicken with cashew nuts

Last night I fancied a bit of something Thai for Alberto and I and so I flicked through my cookbook A Little Taste of Thailand and found this recipe – tasty and easy so I thought I’d give it a go. I used fresh chillies rather than dried ones as they didn’t have any in Sainsbury’s and that seemed to work ok.

Serves 4

1-2 dried long red chillies
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
3 tablespoons of chicken stock
½-1 teaspoons of sugar
4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
500g of chicken thighs, finely sliced
½ a red pepper, cut into strips
½ a carrot, sliced diagonally
1 small red onion, cut into wedges
3 spring onions, cut into 1″ lengths
Ground white pepper, to taste

Mix the fish sauce, oyster sauce, chicken stock and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

Take the stems off the dried chillies, cut them into 1cm pieces and discard the seeds.

Heat the oil in a wok over a medium heat and stir-fry the cashews for 2-3 minutes until light brown. Remove from the wok and set aside.

Stir-fry the chillies in the same oil over a medium heat for 1 minute and then remove and set aside.

Heat the same oil again and stir fry the garlic until light brown. Add the chicken pieces and cook over a high heat for 4-5 minutes until golden and cooked through. (If you’re cooking for 4 you may need to cook the garlic and chicken in two batches, as I was only cooking for 2 I was able to do it all at once.)

Add the pepper, carrot and onion to the wok along with the sauce mixture. Still well to combine and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are cooked.

Add the cashews, chillies and spring onions. Toss well, sprinkle with ground white pepper and cook for a further minute.

Serve with boiled rice.

Very tasty and you can make the flavour stronger by using more chillies and white pepper if you wish.



About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate (also Neil) and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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