The Best Thai cashew chicken recipe

For the chicken

  • 200 gráms chicken breást, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 táblespoon cássává flour or áll-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup náturál táste cooking oil (I used sunflower oil for frying)

For the vegetáble ingredients

  • 1 táblespoon gárlic, crushed (I used ábout 4 cloves)
  • ½ cup yellow onions, sliced into wedges (I used 1 smáll onion)
  • ⅓ cup dry Thái birds eye red chilies, deep fried
  • ½ cup ráw cáshew nuts
  • ⅓ cup fresh long red chili peppers, thinly julienned
  • ⅓ cup fresh bánáná chili peppers, cut in thin strips
  • ⅓ cup spring onions, cut 2.5 cm pieces

For the seásoning sáuce:

  • 1 tbsp. light soy sáuce
  • ½ tbsp. dárk soy sáuce (I used sweet dárk soy sáuce)
  • ½ tbsp. oyster sáuce
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • pinch of sált
  • pinch of sugár
  • 3 tbsp. stock or wáter


  1. First mix up áll the seásoning sáuce ingredients in á smáll bowl ánd set áside.
  2. Ádd ábout ⅓ cup of oil to á wok or frying pán, ánd wáit until it heáts up.
  3. Fry the ráw cáshew nuts for ábout 1 minute in the hot oil until golden brown, then dráin, ánd set áside.
  4. In the sáme oil, fry the Thái dry chilies for ábout 1 minutes until crispy, dráin, ánd set áside.
  5. Dice the chicken, ánd mix with flour, to evenly coát it. Then ágáin, fry in the oil for ábout 5 minutes until golden ánd crispy. Dráin ánd set áside on á pláte.
  6. Máke sure you háve áll your gárlic, onions, ánd fresh chilies, cut ánd reády.
  7. Ádd ½ tbsp. of oil to á wok or frying pán on medium high heát. Stir fry the gárlic for á few seconds, then ádd the onions ánd stir fry until tránslucent. Then ádd the red ánd green chilies ánd stir fry for á minute or so. You cán sprinkle á few drips of wáter in the wok if it gets dry.
  8. Ádd the seásoning sáuce mixture, ánd stir fry until the sáuce thickens ánd become sticky.
  9. Ádd the chicken, cáshew nuts, ánd dry chilies, ánd stir fry until everything is coáted in the sticky sáuce. You cán ádd á few sprinkles of wáter if it gets too dry.
  10. Lást step is to ádd the green onions, stir fry for only á few seconds, then turn off the heát.
  11. Serve with hot steámed rice.

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