Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Cashews Chicken Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

2 tablespoons

80 g

2 tablespoons


4 cloves

2 teaspoons

350 g



2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

320 g


Shredded coconut

Raw cashews


Large onion, cut into large chunks

Garlic, finely chopped

Chopped red chili

Chicken thigh fillets, chopped

Red pepper (capsicum), chopped

Green pepper (capsicum), chopped

Oyster sauce

Nuoc cham sauce


Chopped fresh pineapple

Spring onions (scallions) chopped

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to slow 150oC/300oF/Gas 2.

  • Spread the coconut on an oven tray and toast in the oven for 10 minutes or until dark golden, shaking the tray occasionally.

  • Remove the coconut from the tray immediately, to prevent burning and set aside.

  • Increase the heat to moderate 180oC/350oC/Gas 4. Roast the cashews on an oven tray in the oven for about 15 minutes, until deep golden. Remove the cashews from the tray and set aside to cool.

  • Heat the oil in a wok or large, deep frying pan; add the onion, garlic and chili. Stir-fry over medium heat for 2 minutes, then remove from the pan.

  • Increase the heat to high, add the chicken, red and green peppers, in 2 batches. Stir-fry until the chicken is light brown.

  • Return the onion mixture to the wok, add the oyster sauce, nuoc cham sauce, sugar and pineapple and toss for 2 minutes. Toss the cashews through.

  • Arrange the chicken mixture on a serving plate, scatter the toasted coconut and spring onion over the top. Serve immediately.

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