Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts

Step by step recipe:

  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.
  2. 3 min.Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #2
    Fry the cashew nuts until lightly browned, stirring frequently...
  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.
  4. 2 min.Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #4
    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.
  5. 3 min.Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #5
    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.
  6. 7 min.Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #6
    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.
  7. 1 min.Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #7
    When nicely browned, pour in the sauce...
  8. 1 min.Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #8
    ...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).
  9. 5 min.Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #9
    Leave the sauce to reduce a little, stirring frequently.
  10. Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts : Photo of step #10
    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.

Source:

Home made.

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