Thai peanut and cashew chicken

    3 hours

    Strips of chicken are marinated in a ginger, soy sauce, chilli and garlic mixture, then cooked with sliced onion, peanut butter and cashew nuts. Serve with rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 60ml soy sauce
    • 60ml fish sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons hot chilli sauce
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh root ginger
    • 4 chicken breasts - cut into thin strips
    • 200g jasmine rice
    • 475ml water
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 small onion, quartered then sliced
    • 180ml water
    • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
    • 125g unsalted cashew nuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. In a resealable plastic bag, mix the soy sauce, fish sauce, chilli sauce, garlic and ginger. Place the chicken in the bag, seal, and marinate at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
    2. In a medium saucepan, bring the jasmine rice and 500ml water to the boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
    3. Heat the sesame oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved. Stir in the onion, and cook about 5 minutes, until tender. Reserving the marinade mixture, place the chicken into the pan, and cook about 10 minutes, until browned.
    4. Stir the reserved marinade and 180ml water into the pan, and bring to the boil. Continue to cook and stir 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the peanut butter. Serve over the jasmine rice with a sprinkling of cashews.

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    Very tasty dish, easy and quick to make, (after marinating). Will make again. NB. I added thinly sliced red peppers and carrot strips to add to the onion.  -  12 Dec 2016


    Didn't marinate it, so doubled water, used chilli flakes not sauce, everyone liked. Think would use less fish and soy the next time though.  -  08 Sep 2013


    This is really good and easy. I bought some of the ingredients at an Asian food store and received some great tips from a Thai employee. So be careful and inquisitive relative to the fish sauce that you use. Some are salty and some are not so salty. I used a not-so-salty version but still had too much salt for our family's taste. Next time I'll cut down on the soy sauce. All in all, a keeper.  -  01 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)