Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts


Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
This Thai-inspired recipe combines diced chicken with cashew nuts, spring onions, herbs and a lime-soy sauce.
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Last modified on: June 21th 2015

Keywords for this recipe:ChickenThaiCashew nutsOnionsHerbsSoyLime
For 4 people, you will need:
  • 0 cashew nuts 50 g cashew nuts
  • 1 oil 6 tablespoons oil
  • 2 soy sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 lime juice 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 rice vinegar 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 5 Vietnamese fish sauce (nuoc mam) 1 tablespoon Vietnamese fish sauce (nuoc mam)
  • 6 spring onion (scallion) 2 spring onions (scallions)
  • 7 garlic clove 1 garlic clove
  • 8 chicken breast 350 g chicken breast
  • 9 herbs of your choice herbs of your choice
  • Total weight: 825 grams

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
6 min.18 min.24 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 min.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #1
Pour 6 tablespoons oil into a pan on medium heat. When hot, add 50 g cashew nuts.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #2
Fry the cashew nuts until lightly browned, stirring frequently...

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #3
...then drain them and save the cooking oil for later.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Prepare the sauce by mixing 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon Vietnamese fish sauce (nuoc mam).

If you enjoy spicy flavours, add some chilli to suit your own taste.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Pour 2 tablespoonsful of the cooking oil from the cashew nuts back into the same pan on medium heat. Add the chopped 2 spring onions (scallions) and 1 garlic clove and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.

Set aside.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
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Still using the same pan on medium heat, use 2 more tablespoonsful of the cashew nut cooking oil to fry 350 g chicken breast, cut into small dice.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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When nicely browned, pour in the sauce...

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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...the cashew nuts, onion, garlic and the herbs of your choice. Try if possible to include some lemon balm, it's important for that "Thai" flavour).

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Leave the sauce to reduce a little, stirring frequently.

Stage 10
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Serve on a bed of plain white rice.
Remarks
If there is not enough oil left from cooking the cashew nuts, just use plain oil.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,765 Kcal or 7,390 Kj86 gr50 gr136 gr
88 %33 %5 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
214 Kcal or 896 Kj10 gr6 gr16 gr
11 %4 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
441 Kcal or 1,846 Kj22 gr13 gr34 gr
22 %8 %1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 6.78 €
  • Per person : 1.70 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Chinese style chicken, Baker's chicken and potato tart, Warm chicken salad, Chicken and avocado bagels, ... All
Cashew nutsCashew nuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crispy spinach rolls, Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts, Spinach and cashew brik rolls, Beetroot salad with cashew nuts, Coriander and cashew nut pesto, ... All
OilOil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ali Baba bread, How to prevent butter burning during cooking, Quiche Lorraine, Comtoise tart for Seàn, Pancake batter, ... All
Spring onion (scallion)Spring onion (scallion): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Warm chicken salad, Lemony cabbage and potato salad, Pea and avocado salad, Mixed salad, Minestrone, ... All
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