Thai Cashew Chicken

Thai Cashew Chicken is my most favorite thai dish. There are 2 ways of making this, 1 with some sauce and 1 is dry. I like the dry version with lot of chilies, caramelized onions and crispy cashews. I am serving this with Thai fried rice (Recipe). 1 thing this recipe is quite hot, so if you want it mild then add less chilies or skip bird eye chilies.

So lets see how I made this yummy Thai recipe.

Serving = 5-6


List 1,

  • Chicken  600 g
  • Flour  3 tbsp
  • Raw unsalted cashews    400g
  • Oil for frying
  • Oil  1/4  cup
  • Garlic   10 cloves
  • Onion  2
  • Green onion  3
  • Red chilies  2
  • Green chilies  2
  • Bird eye chilies   10-12 (small thin chilies)

List 2,

  • Light soy sauce  3 tbsp
  • Dark Soy sauce   1-1/2 tbsp
  • Oyster sauce   2 tbsp
  • White pepper   1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar  1 tsp
  • Chicken stock   1/2 cup


Thai cashew chicken
1. Cut chicken in cubes, add in 3 tbsp flour. Mix well.
Thai cashew chicken
2. Fry these chicken pieces and set a side.
Thai cashew chicken
3. Mix all list 2 ingredients and set a side.
Thai cashew chicken
4. Slice white onion, cut 1 inch long green onions.
and I am using these chilies.
Thai cashew chicken
5. Slice garlic very thin. Cut chilies in long thin strips. do not cut bird eye chilies.
Thai cashew chicken
6. Heat a wok add 1/4 cup oil and cashews. Fry them until crispy. Take out and set a side.
Thai cashew chicken
7. Same oil add all chilies and stir fry for 1 minute. Take out , set a side.
Thai cashew chicken
8. Same wok and oil, add garlic and fry until changes its color.
Thai cashew chicken
9. Add in white and green onion. Stir for few seconds.
Thai cashew chicken
10. Add in fried chilies and all list 2 sauces we mixed above and stir on high heat for 1-2 minutes.Or until sauces are slightly thick.
Thai cashew chicken
11. Now add fried chicken and cashews.
Thai cashew chicken
12. Stir well on high heat. Taste salt, id you feel add some.
But no need to add more salt because all sauces and chicken stock has already some salt in them.
Thai cashew chicken
Thai cashew chicken is done, serve with Thai fried rice.

Thai fried rice (Recipe)

Thai fried rice



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