Thai Cashew Chicken

Thai Cashew Chicken

4.4 of 5 (112)
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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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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

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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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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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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 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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    Very Good
    3 of 3 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
    3 of 3 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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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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 Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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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    Good
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 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!
    2 of 2 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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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really good! Satisfies that take-out craving. - 9/12/07


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 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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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The protein per serving is wrong. The proein in chicken (1lb) is 141 grams. Cashew (1/2 cup) - 10 grams. Total 151 grams divided by 6 servings would be 25 grams protein per serving. ( But however you list it - it tastes great!) - 9/4/16


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    seems like it should have more calories - 4/9/16


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This dish was fantastic! Every one of my family loved it. Even my "picky eater" ate lots. - 3/23/13


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just a helpful hint to all....You can substitue soy sauce in place of the fish sauce. - 5/4/11


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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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    Incredible!
    yum - 5/11/21


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    Incredible!
    Loved this. Added a bit of Garlic Chilie oil for more heat. Husband loved it too! - 3/28/21


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    Sounds good - 2/28/21


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    Looks good. - 2/9/21


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    Bad
    The smell was so overwhelming that I could not complete this recipe. My house still smells like fish even after sanitizing and airing it out. If your nose isn't that sensitive, it might be okay. - 2/6/21


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    Incredible!
    We loved this recipe. I agree that the portions are small. We did have some left over but it will be a lunch not a dinner with the leftovers! - 1/21/21


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    Incredible!
    This is both easy and great. - 1/8/21


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    Love the cashews! - 1/8/21


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    Good
    too many ingredients, too many ingreddients that I'll only use once. - 1/8/21


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    not sure I would like this. some of the ingredients don't sound good - 1/8/21


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    :) - 12/13/20


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    It was a weird color; not at all like the picture. Personally I would have put in less fish sauce than the recipe called for and added some soy sauce instead but it tasted ok as is. It just has a funky smell. - 10/24/20


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    okay - 9/16/20


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    looks very yummy - 9/6/20


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    Incredible!
    This is soooo yummy!! - 6/27/20


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    - 6/12/20


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    Incredible!
    This was delicious! I have celiac disease, so I made a gluten free version of this. All I did was substitute the oyster sauce with soy sauce and added a few drops of Worcestershire sauce for flavor. Otherwise, I made this as is and both my husband and I loved it! Great substitute for takeout! - 5/21/20


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    Thanks - 1/15/20


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    Incredible!
    This was great! The only thing I added was 3 stalks of celery cut into diagonal slices at the beginning with red pepper flakes. I think next time I'll add water chestnuts as well for more of a crunch factor. This is a keeper for sure! - 1/12/20


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    As an Asian myself, this is a very easy recipe to make especially when one is has very little time on hand and just needs a one-dish meal. For those who desire some heat, fry a couple of dried red chilli in the oil before commencing with the rest of the ingredients. Yum!!
    Definitely a keeper!!
    - 1/9/20


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    must try - 1/9/20


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    Very Good
    Very good recipe. A bit high in sodium. - 1/8/20


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    Guess I will have to buy fish sauce & oyster sauce - 1/8/20


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    Incredible!
    yes - 1/8/20


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    Absolutely delicious - 1/8/20


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    This recipe is really good. - 1/8/20


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    Definetly will try this one. - 1/8/20


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    I think I may try this and when I do, I will come back again and give it a rating. - 11/21/19


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    This sounds really good! - 10/23/19


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    yummy. - 10/4/19


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    looks and sounds yummy - 10/4/19


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    Incredible!
    very good... I did add mushrooms, celery and water chestnuts to mine and used chicken broth instead of fish and oyster sauces. - 10/3/19


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    Incredible!
    Excellent add to my menu collection....The only adjustment made was added some additional spices. I'll try other vegetables the next time. - 9/29/19


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    Incredible!
    Delicious - 8/22/19


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    yum - 8/2/19


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    very good but added less red pepper as enjoy my food mild - 7/19/19


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    looks delish - 7/4/19


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    What an awesome tasting this chicken recipe seems to be. I'm sure it will be healthy as well. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to making this. - 4/2/19


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    Not sure about oyster and fish sauce, but probably good - 3/23/19


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    Incredible!
    Really loved it! - 3/14/19


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    Incredible!
    We loved it. I should have used a bit more of the pepper flakes as my first try wasn't hot enough. - 1/21/19


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    Incredible!
    Left out sugar and added stir fried carrots, zucchini and onions. Subbed low sodium soy sauce for oyster sauce. Served over quinoa. Everyone loved! - 1/15/19


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    Very Good
    great - 1/15/19


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    Looks good! - 1/8/19


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    Good
    Check out the two fish sauces, in case you are shellfish sensitive, sometimes they use shrimp or crab water in those! - 1/8/19


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    Good
    good - 1/8/19


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    Very Good
    I serve this for three as a main meal. Very tasty. - 1/8/19


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    tasty - 12/22/18


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    Incredible!
    Delicious!!! My brother and boyfriend both love it - 12/14/18


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    Incredible!
    YUMMY - 11/29/18


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    Really love thai food - 9/13/18


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    Nice looking recipe - 9/10/18


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    looks good - 9/10/18


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    yummy - 8/8/18


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    Very Good
    good had to leave the fish sauce out - 8/3/18


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    I will have to try this soon! - 7/11/18


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    thanks - 6/21/18


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    very tasty - 5/29/18


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    This was soooo good!!! - 5/17/18


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    Very Good
    Awesome recipe! - 5/10/18


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    Incredible!
    very tasty - 4/15/18


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    Looks delicious - 4/15/18


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    Very Good
    I added some soy sauce to it! It helped with the color and tasted exactly like the cashew chicken from my absolutely favorite Thai restaurant! It was also a hit with my boyfriend and he's super picky! - 4/14/18


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    Incredible!
    This recipe is amazing!!! I am going to make this regularly. Mine looked more like pale chicken than golden take-out but was still delicious. Served with rice and steamed veggies for an easy supper. - 4/9/18


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    Absolutely great - 4/9/18


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    What is a serving size ?? - 2/21/18


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    Thank you for the recipe - 1/25/18


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    Very Good
    Yum! - 1/21/18


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    This is a very interested recipe. Thanks for sharing. - 1/19/18


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    Incredible!
    Family loved it, heaven the green light to make again b - 1/11/18


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    Very Good
    This is a great recipe. Love the flavor blends! - 1/10/18


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    Good
    Sometimes it just goes together even if you donít think it does. Thanks. - 1/9/18


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    Delicious. Used some of the tips from other comments. - 1/9/18


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    Incredible!
    This came out really good. It was easier than I thought to make. hubby really loved it too. - 1/9/18


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    So delicious! - 1/8/18


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    A tasty dish that does not take too much time when busy. Better than take out - 1/8/18