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

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

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


Stage 1 - 1 min.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
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
Fry the cashew nuts until lightly browned, stirring frequently...

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

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
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.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
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.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
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.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
When nicely browned, pour in the sauce...

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
...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.
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
Leave the sauce to reduce a little, stirring frequently.

Stage 10
Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts
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.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,765 Kcal or 7,390 Kj88 gr55 gr136 gr
88 %34 %5 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
214 Kcal or 896 Kj11 gr7 gr16 gr
11 %4 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
441 Kcal or 1,846 Kj22 gr14 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts, Soybeans, Sulfites, Fish
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 6.78 €
  • Per person : 1.70 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken "cantina", Tex-Mex chicken burger, Chicken club sandwich, Baker's chicken and potato tart, Vol-au-vent, ... All
Cashew nutsCashew nuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Beetroot salad with cashew nuts, Coriander and cashew nut pesto, Indian rice pudding, Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts, Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits, ... All
OilOil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe", Pan-fried potatoes, French toast "cordon bleu", Warm scallop and cabbage salad, Wiener Schnitzel, ... All
Soy sauceSoy sauce: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spaghetti with mushrooms, Curried tuna cubes, Chinese style chicken, Scandinavian cocktail, Shiitake eggs, ... All
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