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Hot Chicken with Cashew
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Amazing flavored spicy chicken with cashew
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 450 kcal
  • 1 boneless chicken breast or 2 chicken thighs cut into one bite size cubes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch + 1/4 cup flour for coating
  • 1/2 cup cashew , toasted
Chicken marinating
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • a dash of ground peppers
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
Side ingredients
  • 1/4 red onion shredded
  • 1 small brunch of celery cut into small sections (shredded)
  • 12-20 dried Sichuan red chili peppers keep as whole or cut into halves
  • 1 tbsp. Sichuan peppercorn
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and shredded
  • 4 spring onion white parts only, cut into small sections
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. black vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  1. Cut chicken into one bite size and then marinate with salt, light soy sauce, ground pepper, sesame oil and cornstarch. Mix well and set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  2. In a large plate, mix cornstarch with all purpose flour. Then transfer the chicken cubes in to coat. Make sure each piece is well coated with flour. Do not let them sticky together. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. For raw cashew, toast over slow fire until crispy.
  4. Heat oil in wok until hot (if you insert a chopstick, there should be lots of bubbles around), fry the chicken cubes by two batches until golden brown. It takes around 1 minutes. Drain and remove extra oil.
  5. Leave around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in wok and fry dried chili peppers over slow fire. Continue heating for around 30 seconds, the dried chili pepper will turn dark. Place Sichuan peppercorn, ginger, garlic and spring onion, fry until aromatic. Place red onion shreds and celery, fry for 20 seconds and add a very small pinch of salt here so the vegetables can have a very basic flavor.
  6. Place chicken cubes in, add light soy sauce and sugar, then drizzle vinegar along with the edges. Mix well. Turn off fire and then mix in cashew. If you have fresh mint, add some fresh mint leaves bring a lovely flavor.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Chicken with Cashew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1208mg53%
Potassium 815mg23%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.