Monday, April 04, 2011

Thai Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken (Kai Pad Med Ma Muang)

Cashew Chicken is a simple dish which shows the influence of Chinese culture on Thai cuisine. It is a quick, simple and very tasty dish that balances the elements of sweet, savory, and hot. It has a wide range of textures, making it interesting eating. We all are looking for a new way to cook chicken and this one will be a hit with family and friends. For those who are not chili addicts just reduce the number of peppers used.


  • ¾ Pound Boneless chicken
  • ¼ Cup Cooking oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 4 ounce Sliced water chestnuts
  • 6 to 8 Green onions, 2" length
  • 3 to 5 Whole dried red chili peppers
  • 2 Tablespoon Oyster sauce
  • ¾ Pound Unsalted roasted cashew nuts


  1. Thinly slice chicken into 2" length.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok and stir fry the garlic until it is a light brown color.
  3. Add the chicken and oyster sauce, stir fry it for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the water chestnuts, green onions, red chili peppers & roasted cashews.
  5. Stir until the ingredients are mixed well.
  6. Serve hot over Jasmine rice.
Yields 2 servings

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