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Chicken With Cashewnuts  Recipe

Cashewnuts make this chicken dish extra special

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings :

Chicken With Cashewnuts

Main Ingredients

Boneless chicken, Cashewnuts




Main Course_Chicken

Level Of Cooking


  • Boneless chicken cut into 1 inch cubes
    400 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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