Thai Cashew Chicken

Thai Cashew Chicken

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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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Family favorite! Family favorite!
Number of Servings: 6


    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


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!
    11 of 11 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!
    8 of 8 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!
    8 of 8 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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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 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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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 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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