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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 151.5
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.0 mg
  • Sodium: 505.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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Thai Cashew Chicken

Submitted by: KIMBERLYJ9

Introduction

Family favorite! Family favorite!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 pound boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced
    2 Tbl. olive oil
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 Tbl. fish sauce
    2 Tbl. oyster sauce
    2 Tbl. sugar
    1 Tbl. cornstarch
    dash black pepper
    1/2 cup raw cashews, pieces
    1/4 tsp.dried pepper flakes
    4 green onions, cut in 2" slices
    1/2 to 1 C. water

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Directions

To make sauce: Mix fish and oyster sauces, garlic, sugar, pepper, and cornstarch. Marinate chicken in sauce for 30 min. in fridge. Heat oil over med. heat in wok. Saute the nuts and dried pepper flakes. Drain and set aside, leaving oil. Increase heat to med. high. Add marinated chicken with marinade and water. Cook until chicken is done. Add more water as needed for desired consistency. Add peppers, nuts and green onions. Mix and cook slightly. Serve over rice. Serves 6. You can add more red pepper flakes for more heat if desired.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KIMBERLYJ9.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sauteed carrots and onions, set aside. Sauteed pineapple. Put them in within the last few minutes. Served it with a side of bok choy. Scrumptious! - 4/10/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow! This was one of the best asian meals that I have ever made at home. Very easy to pull together, too. Everyone loved it, including my kids. It will be in our regular rotation of recipes. I did add sliced peppers and onions and I think next time I may add a little sliced ginger. - 3/7/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night. Absolutely loved it! Only problem is I ate more than I should have. My husband says it's a "keeper" recipe. - 1/13/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just in case you are checking this recipe out - fish sauce in a Thai or Chinese dish does not taste like fish - rather it tastes kind of sweet so try this recipe. I usually substitute Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper Paste (usually found in produce section/ask produce manager) for red pepper flakes. - 12/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Surprisingly delicious! I find chicken breast/white meat too dry in non-crockpotted recipes... but even with the relatively short marination time, there was no dryness at all. We were having a side of sushi bites, so I served this over a quinoa pilaf instead, to avoid rice overload. Worked great! - 12/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It smelled funky, and the color didn't look great, but when I tasted it - yowza! Even my picky husband cleaned his plate! I thought the serving size was too small - we split it between the two of us. I added a carrot for a little extra veg. This is a keeper! - 3/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic. Had this dish in a restaurant recently, so had to try this. It was REALLY good! Easy & fairly quick recipe - I did add some red peppers and sweet onion to the recipe, before sauteeing the cashews b/c that's how the restaurant had it :)
    Putting this on the regular rotation. - 4/13/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    little fishy for my liking. The fish sauce smell lingers and ruins the taste for me. next time i will try it with less. - 3/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy and so so so yummy! It looked awful to start being that the sauce was the same color as the chicken but it all came out in the end...and I could have licked the pan! Served it over instant brown rice and a side of roasted broccoli. Delish!! - 2/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and both of my boys who are picky eaters absolutely loved. I did too. Thanks!! - 1/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used the Three Crabs/Viet Huong Brand fish sauce and it was dynamite! (You can often find fish sauce in ethnic grocery stores.) One other possibility is using pork instead of chicken. Fish sauce goes just as well with pork. :-) - 7/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved this, was fresh tasting and not very fatening..A keeper for my recipe collection..!
    I served it with Jasmine rice..YUM.. - 5/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought that this was a really great recipe. I was unable to find Fish sauce so I doubled up on the Oyster sauce and it still turned out well. A nice change of pace from the normal! - 2/6/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good! Satisfies that take-out craving. - 9/12/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious. I didn't have any cashews on hand so I added some almond butter during the cooking process. - 9/2/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Better than eating out. - 8/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    amazing! - 8/18/07

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  • I wanted to add a vegtable so I put in some chopped brocolli. I also added some sliced fresh mushrooms I had on hand. - 4/30/14

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  • Very tasty! I would omit the corn starch next time (I just don't like the sticky texture it imparts). Like other reviewers, I added veggies: onions, carrot, and I tossed in red bell pepper and the green onion greens at the very end, so they were still fresh tasting. Will make again. - 2/22/14

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  • I haven't tried this yet. Note to self - add 1/4 cup lemon basil and 1/2 cup thai basil roughly chopped to make it thai basil chicken. - 12/13/13

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  • This dish was fantastic! Every one of my family loved it. Even my "picky eater" ate lots. - 3/23/13

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  • Loved this recipe! Will def make again and again! - 12/14/12

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  • I loved it! But ate too much of it. I added 4 ribs of celery for crunch, and onions. - 5/31/12

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  • Delicious! Don't like fish sauce so I used twice as much oyster sauce and a splash of soy sauce. Whole family loved it. - 1/16/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'd love to try this sometime, if I can find out how to make fish or oyster sauces. we don't have them in this area.
    - 8/29/11

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  • Just a helpful hint to all....You can substitue soy sauce in place of the fish sauce. - 5/4/11

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  • This was incredible! Made 2x, forgot the chili peppers tonights but was still awesome. I serve with fresh udon noodles (practially fat free, but carbs are still the same), and add in different veggies. Love it!! - 1/23/11

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  • Outstanding!!! (I added pepper sauce to make it hotter) - 9/22/10

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  • My husband has a violent allergic reaction to Fish sauce. I know I can just leave it out of recipes but is there any substitute? - 7/17/10

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  • I love this! I was a little bit worried about the fish and oyster sauces, but it doesn't taste fishy to me at all. I couldn't even count how many times we've had it since I found it, but it's now a family favorite. All my friends love it, too.

    It's great served over brown rice. - 6/23/10

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  • This was really awesome as is! I did not change a thing. We had this for dinner tonight over some brown rice and steamed veggies. Hubby states it was the best dinner he's had in a long time! It's definetly a keeper. - 5/26/09

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  • Excellent, no leftovers here! The family loved it. Still looking for Oyster sauce so I used 3 TBS fish sauce and 1 TBS low sodium soy sauce. - 5/15/09

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  • Excellent recipe. I added some vegetables and will make it again. Thanks - 5/8/09

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  • I WIll try this. I am allergic to soy, and I love Asian food, so I am always looking for dishes that don't contain soy! - 5/5/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is one I will be sure to try. Sounds wonderful. - 5/5/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to try!!!! - 1/5/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If I had cashews in the house, I'd eat them all. BUT, this does sound good. - 12/9/08

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  • So tasty! Love this with rice and veggies. - 11/4/08

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  • Wonderful! Added mushroom and more veggies to it though...would be good with pea pods, or broccoli, carrot slivers, gr. pepper. Very tasty chicken and sauce - 10/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Thanks! - 12/25/07

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  • Fabulous! - 10/8/07

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this sounded good... it is. My children do not think so. I'll be enjoying it for the next few meals! - 9/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 9/6/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds great! - 9/2/07

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