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Thai chicken and cashew nuts

Credit: Photo by Kirsty Redden

Thai chicken and cashew nuts

This is a wonderful thai dish that is very easy to make at home.


4 chicken breasts

200ml chicken stock

2 tbs fish sauce

2 tbs dark soy sauce

1 tsp chilli sauce

1 tbs hoi sin sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

4 cloves garlic

1 thumb sized piece of ginger

1dsp cornflour mixed with a little cold water

1 red pepper

1 handful sugar snap peas

200g cashew nuts

1 spring onion


Cut your chicken into chunks

Grate or finely chop your ginger

Mince or finely chop your garlic

Place these in a bowl and add your fish sauce, chilli sauce, soy sauce, hoi sin, chicken stock and cornflour mixture, let this marinade for at least an hour in the fridge

Chop up your pepper

Finely chop your spring onion

In a pan or hot wok put your sesame oil and your chicken chunks cook until turning golden then add all your sauce (it may look a little funny at this point but stick with it!)  allow this to simmer for around ten mins until the sauce reduces and thickens

In a frying pan sauté your red pepper and sugar snap peas for a few mins then add your cashew nuts cook for one min the add to your chicken mixture.

Garnish with your finely sliced spring onion

I served this with coconut rice.

This recipe is from Kirsty Redden.  Kirsty is a Cambridge food blogger and home cook, her recipes can be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and a great new recipe site called Cookly Bookly as Lovetocook4ppl