Thai Cashew Chicken

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A wonderfully spicy Thai dish. I created this when I fell in love with a dish at a Thai restaurant. It is very good served over jasmine rice. Fish sauce can be found in any Asian market, or the Asian section of the supermarket.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup fish sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons hot pepper sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips

  • 1 cup dry jasmine rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 small onion, quartered then sliced

  • ¾ cup water

  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

  • 1 cup unsalted cashew nuts

Directions

  1. In a resealable plastic bag, mix the soy sauce, fish sauce, hot pepper 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 2 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

  3. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet 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 skillet, and cook about 10 minutes, until browned.

  4. Stir the reserved marinade and 3/4 cup water into the skillet, and bring to a boil. Continue to cook and stir 10 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Thoroughly blend in the peanut butter. Serve over the jasmine rice with a sprinkling of cashews.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

669 Calories
28g Fat
69g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 669
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 2252mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 608mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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