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♥ Cashew Chicken ♥ ~ how we love thee

Tender succulent pieces of chicken are combined with sweet, crunchy cashew nuts. The secret of this dish is velveting the chicken in hot water which seals in the juices of the chicken and then stir-frying to give it that special taste.

Its an absolute to love dish and would be a great starter/ side-dish.

Recipe Source ~ Ken Hom (slightly modified)
Cook & Prep time ~ 25 mins


350 gms boneless chicken (breast/thigh), cleaned & chopped to 1cm chunks
1 egg white
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp cornflour
30 gms cashew (whole)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp tomato ketch-up
some shredded spring onion for garnishing

  • In a mixing bowl combine the egg white, salt, sesame oil (1tsp) and cornflour mix well and then combine the chicken, give it a good coating. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 15 mins
  • Boil water in a pan and when it reaches the boiling point, add the marinated chicken and let it cook for 4 mins (until chicken turns white). Transfer the chicken to a plate
  • Heat a wok/pan with the remaining oil then add the cashew nuts and stir-fry until they turn golden brown. To this add the soy sauce and tomato sauce and give it a good stir, now add the chicken and combine, let it cook for 1 minute
  • Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with spring onions. 
Serve whilst hot... enjoy the soft and crunchy dish


  1. Perfect presentation. Looks delicious and yummmmmm.

  2. Looks so creamy and delicious

  3. Looks yummy!!! nice clicks :)

  4. Cashew chicken looks delicious Priya.

  5. Hi priya,
    First time here.Nice chicken recipe. I would like a little bit of chili when I make it. Nice pics.Happy to follow.

    1. Thank you Smitha for stopping by :-)... you can mix and match what suits you best, I am sure some chilli would give it a good punch!

  6. this looks so good - I am not a cashew person but if I made this for my Mom, I am sure she would love this

  7. Great chicken recipe Priya,will try your recipe this weekend,drool worthy chicken

    1. :D that is great to hear Suja... will wait to hear from you, let me know your thoughts

  8. Hi Priya, thanks a ton for the visit and for the inspiration...cashew chicken looks yum..happy to follow u too dear..keep visiting.

  9. Love chicken cashew dishes! Yours look really yum and moist! I always make them at home but didn't know about the water technique. Should try that next time! Thanks for sharing!

  10. hi priya.. happy to come acroos ur blog.. read abt ur blog in priya suresh's blog and that ho wi jumped here.. ur blog is wonderful for a newbie.. good work.. appreciate it... nice clicks too..


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