Chicken With Cashewnuts Recipe - Cashewnuts make this chicken dish extra special

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken, Cashewnuts

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course_Chicken

Chicken With Cashewnuts

Chicken With Cashewnuts Recipe - How to make Chicken With Cashewnuts


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking :


  • Boneless chicken cut into 1 inch cubes400 grams

  • Cashewnuts 3/4 cups

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3 tablespoons

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 10-12 cloves

  • Onion quartered and layers separated 1 medium

  • Carrot thinly sliced 1 medium

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Chicken stock 3 cups

  • Green capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium


Step 1

Mix the cornflour with one cup of water. Heat the oil in a wok, add the cashewnuts and stir fry briefly. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 2

Add the garlic to the same wok and stir fry briefly. Add the chicken pieces, onion and carrot and continue to stir fry for two to three minutes more.

Step 3

Add the white pepper powder, MSG, salt to taste and stir in the chicken stock. Cook on high heat for two minutes, stirring continuously. Stir in cornflour mixture and capsicum pieces and cook on medium heat for two to three minutes or until the sauce coats the chicken pieces.

Step 4

Add fried cashewnuts, mix well and serve hot.

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